Engagement describes the continuing and ongoing process of developing relationships and partnerships, so that the voice of local people and partners is heard and that our plans are shared at the earliest possible stages. It also describes activity that happens early on in an involvement process, including holding extensive discussions with a wide range of people to develop a robust case for change.

We are working hard to include people in the shaping of local services.  We want to do this because it helps us to make sure we are improving our services in ways that meet your needs.

It is really important for us to hear people’s comments, ideas and suggestions about ways in which we can make services better.

Engagements and consultations are the methods we use to find out what people think and can involve a number of different activities.

You can see our current and previous engagements and consultations below:


Hospital transfers in maternity care

The Maternity Voices Partnerships in Wakefield District and North Kirklees are looking to understand more about the experience of being offered an alternative hospital to give birth to your baby.

Please complete this survey: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/maternitytransfers/

Maternity Listening Events

Calling all new parents! Tell us about your experiences and be part of improving maternity care for everyone.

If you are currently pregnant, or have recently had your baby, we would love to hear about your experiences of care. Wherever you accessed services, come and have a cuppa with us!

Your babies and children are very welcome – refreshments are provided (maybe you’ll even get to drink it while it’s hot…). We’re looking forward to seeing you!

  • Pomfret Children’s Centre, Pontefract, Monday 11 July 2022, 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Hemsworth Community Centre, Monday 12 September 2022, 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Airedale Library, Monday 14 November 2022, 10.30am to 12.30pm

For more information or to register your interest, email stacey.harrower@healthwatchwakefield.co.uk

Patient Participation Groups survey

Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) are an important part of GP Practice. By working alongside the practice, they help make improvements to the experience of patients who use the practice.

We are aware that PPGs across the Wakefield District are doing some great work to support their practices, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Equally, we know there are groups who have found it difficult and may have encountered challenges supporting their practices.

We would like to hear from PPGs, its members, practice staff and interested members of the public about their experiences whether that be thoughts and ideas, challenges or success stories.  It doesn’t matter if you don’t currently have a busy or active PPG, we would like to hear from you event if you don’t have a PPG at the moment.

Please complete this survey: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/PPG-Audit/

If you have any questions or comments about this survey or if you would like support, please email wakccg.engagement@nhs.net

Engagement Reports

We produce reports on all of our engagement and consultation activity. You can find them below.

Please note: the links on this page open PDF or Microsoft Word documents.
Information can be made available in other formats such as large print, and may be available in alternative languages or easy read on request. Please call us on: 01924 315803 (please note this is for language queries only) or email wakccg.contactus@nhs.net for assistance.

Engagement annual reports

Previous reports done by NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group

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