The public are invited to attend meetings or ask questions of NHS South Yorkshire and the South Yorkshire Integrated Care Partnership which take place in public, see Meetings and Minutes for more information.
South Yorkshire Membership Network
If you would like to join the South Yorkshire Membership network, which has approx. 1200 members (aged 16+) who have been recruited to be representative of the population. Members of the network sign up to allow us to proactively approach you (digitally) to ask you to participate in our engagement activity. Members are not accountable to the population; you are actively interested populations who have signed up to be further involved in our work. Join our membership here. Read our latest membership bulletins here
South Yorkshire Patient Panels
There are a number of patient panels operating across South Yorkshire, some of the details of which can be found below:
Cancer Alliance People Affected by Cancer Advisory Board (PABCAB) is a panel of people who have been affected by cancer in South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw or North Derbyshire either as a patient or as someone who has cared for, or supported, someone with cancer. It is designed to ensure that the needs of patients and carers are given priority, and to challenge the thinking of those making decisions where necessary.
PABCAB meet every two months along with programme leads from the Cancer Alliance, partners from Trusts and partner organisations or charities, for approximately two hours (either online or in-person). The meetings are a great opportunity to share feedback and updates and to discover opportunities for further involvement. The work of the Advisory Board is then fed back to senior leaders and key decision-making forums of the Cancer Alliance. Click here for more information, including details of how to apply.
The Cancer Alliance also has a People Affected by Cancer Membership List which does not involve a requirement to attend meetings and allows you to be involved with less commitment. More information about the Membership List can be found here.
Each place in South Yorkshire has a Maternity Voice Partnership. Read their latest newsletter here.
Find out more by visiting their Facebook pages or emailing them:
Rotherham: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rotherham-Maternity-Voices-Partnership-2256423411088969/
Our Children and Young People's Alliance also has an engagement model working with Chilypep from the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. Find out more about the CYP Alliance work here and what children and young people have said is important to them when engaging with us here. If you would like to find out more about how you could get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently working through the priorities highlighted in our Start with People Strategy and working with our voluntary, community, social enterprise sector and Healthwatch partners to identify additional opportunities.
You may want to feed in directly to one of our partners. Nationally there is an organisation called Healthwatch. 'Healthwatch is your health and social care champion. If you use GPs and hospitals, dentists, pharmacies, care homes or other support services, we want to hear about your experiences. As an independent statutory body, we have the power to make sure NHS leaders and other decision makers listen to your feedback and improve standards of care. Last year we helped nearly a million people like you to have your say and get the information and advice you need.’
In South Yorkshire we have four Healthwatches, they can be contacted by following these links:
Please visit the NHS South Yorkshire Contact Us page if having read this page you feel your enquiry is more suited to complaints/ freedom of information requests/ media enquiries etc.
NHS England have their own page dedicated to national engagement and consultations that they are running. You can find that page here if you would like to contribute to a national exercise.