Completed Engagement and Consultations

Engagement

Proposal to merge the give CCGs in Norfolk and Waveney: Update - October 16, 2019

Our proposal to merge our CCG with the four other CCGs in Norfolk and Waveney has been approved in principle by NHS England and Improvement We are therefore on track to have a single CCG known as NHS Norfolk and Waveney from April 2020.

This follows a wide ranging programme of engagement with key partners and the wider public, which ran from August 6th - September 6th 2019 and consisted of a public survey, direct contact with a wide range of stakeholders and partners seeking their feedback and meetings with our member GP practices.

The ultimate aim is to help improve the quality and performance of NHS services for the people of Norfolk and Waveney, maintaining local identities, building on existing local relationships and playing a leading role in the transformational work of the Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership (STP). There are many other benefits, such as making better use of our resources and reducing the amount of money we spend on administration so that we can spend more on patient care. To this end we are also creating a single management team, currently working across all five existing CCGs, to reduce duplication and improve efficiency.

Proposal to merge the five CCGs in Norfolk and Waveney

The five Clinical Commissioning Groups in Norfolk and Waveney are considering coming together into one merged CCG. We have considered this very carefully and believe there are very clear advantages to our patient population, member practices, partners, and to our staff.
 
It is proposed to apply for merger this autumn, with the intention of becoming NHS Norfolk and Waveney CCG by April of next year. If this proceeds, the CCGs’ Governing Bodies say it is vital to safeguard our strengths, with locally-focussed commissioning of health services and strong leadership and guidance from doctors and nurses.
 
What do you think?
 
Please have your say:  https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/NorfolkandWaveneyCCGProposal/. The survey is open until September 6th 2019
 
To view the consultation document please click here
 
Engagement Outcomes
 
The engagement report is available to read below. This was discussed in public by the CCG Governing Body on 26 September 2019.  
 
What the CCGs will do as a result of what the engagement told us is laid out in a You Said, We Will document.  This is also available in Easy Read.
 

Consultations

Consultation on a review and update of CCG guidance on items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care

NHS England continues to partner with NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) to support clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in ensuring that they can use their prescribing resources effectively and deliver best patient outcomes from the medicines that their local population uses. A national public consultation has been launched on proposals to update and review commissioning guidance on eight more products. In most cases there are other more effective, safer and/or cheaper alternatives available to the items that NHS England is recommending should not be routinely prescribed in primary care.The consultation closed on 28 February 2019.

Norfolk and Waveney adult mental health strategy

Norfolk and Waveney’s Sustainability and Transformation Partnership is developing a 10 year mental health strategy, to make sure adult mental services meet your needs in the future.

The draft strategy was published on 10 December 2018, and was open for comment until 6 February 2019.

Speech and Language Therapy Service consultation

Norfolk County Council and NHS Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Groups commissioned an independent review of speech and language therapy services in Norfolk. There were two separate surveys, one for Parents and Carers  https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/saltpc/ and one for Professionals https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/saltps/. The closing date for both surveys was Thursday 24 May.

GP Forward View

NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Norfolk and Waveney wish to engage with local patients to advise how additional appointments available at local GP surgeries should develop over the coming years. Consultation closed.

Over the Counter Medicines - what you told us

Between 1-24 November 2017, NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in North Norfolk, Norwich, South Norfolk and West Norfolk asked for your views on the money spent locally on routinely prescribing items for minor short-lived ailments such as paracetamol, remedies for indigestion or heartburn, allergy treatments, vitamin supplements and cream for dry skin.

View a summary of the consultation 

View a report summarising what you told us

'Shaping the Future' consultation

Between 4 November 2013 and 31 January 2014 NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Norfolk asked for your views on the Wellbeing service.