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:
Cervical screening engagement
Are you a woman or someone with a cervix and from Eastern Europe? The NHS would love to hear your views!
We want to know how people feel about using the cervical screening programme that is available in Wakefield.
Cervical screening (smear test) is available for everyone who has a cervix and is aged 25 to 64 years. We use ‘everyone with a cervix’ as we know not all women have a cervix and not everyone with a cervix is a woman. We would love to have your thoughts to help us improve cervical screening.
We are particularly interested in hearing from people who have come to the UK from any Eastern European country. We are doing this to better understand what could help when it comes to taking part in cervical screening.
Please take a few minutes to fill in the survey.
We’d also love to talk to you about your experiences in more depth. If you’d be happy to have a conversation about cervical screening, please contact us on 01924 213050 / email@example.com or please leave your details on this form and we will contact you. This work is totally anonymous – nothing that you say would be linked to you.
Children’s Commissioner launches survey into care experience as a protected characteristic
The Children’s Commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza, wants to know whether or not children in care and care experienced people think care experience should become a protected characteristic, and why. She is also interested in hearing from others, including adults who work with care leavers. It will only take 5-10 minutes to share your views. Find out more and have your say (opens external link).
Children's Commissioner - The Big Ambition – Have your say!
The Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, has launched The Big Ambition, a national survey of children and young people across England.
The Big Ambition aims to hear from children across England on what they think is important! The Big Ambition is open to children and young people in England aged 0-18 years old. The survey has gone to schools across England so we can start to hear from children and young people aged from 6 to 18. Parents are also being encouraged to complete the survey for those who may need additional support or on behalf of younger children (under 6) to make sure the needs of early years children are represented too. The Big Ambition survey will be open until Friday 15 December.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com for assistance.
View Healthwatch Wakefield’s reports on the Healthwatch Wakefield website.
Public and patient involvement (Wakefield District Health and Care Partnership) – NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board – Annual Report submission 2022-23
Evaluation of the Wakefield Vaccination Model to Health Inclusion Groups (September 2022)
This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the Roving Team delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to health inequalities groups, commissioned by the NHS Wakefield Care Commissioning Group (CCG) in partnership with Wakefield Council and conducted by Clearview CIR.
Family Hub Engagement Results
The engagement ran from 13 December 2021 to 28 January 2022. As part of this work, we wanted to find out views from local families on what support programmes should be available in our Family Hubs, which can be found in this report.
Please find recent Wakefield Health and Wellbeing and Health and Care Services reset reports commissioned by NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on the Healthwatch Wakefield website.
The Wakefield District Boating Community COVID-19 Vaccine (and general health and wellbeing) Survey is available.
Using maternity services during COVID-19 – Your feedback, combined with local and national intelligence and guidance has helped us to meet the needs of the families within our care. A snapshot of some of the changes that have been carried out.