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Current consultations - have your say

Local and national health and social care organisations often want to know what you think about changes they want to introduce.

This page highlights some of the issues that these organisations are currently asking about that could affect people who use health and social care services.

Future Northants - closes 22 July 2018

Have your say on important proposals to change Northamptonshire’s councils.

The consultation document on the website explains the reasons why change is being considered and covers key information about the options.

People are being asked to read the consultation document and tell them what you think by completing the consultation questionnaire.

Visit the website for information about engagement events and other background documents.

The consultation ends on 22 July 2018.

Consultation website

CLAHRC East Midlands

Our Health, Our Way - Consultation to shape health priorities

People living in Northamptonshire are being called on to put forward their views on what the region’s health priorities should be. NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands, a regional health research organisation tasked with speeding up the adoption of science to the frontline of the NHS, has launched a consultation. Formed in 2013, it has been given the opportunity to apply for another round of funding from 2019 and wants to gather people’s views on what conditions should be priorities. The results of the Our Health, Our Way consultation will inform the focus of a multimillion-pound application to the National Institute for Health Research, which is the research arm of the NHS, for a new set of studies.

Find out more

Online survey

NHS England Consultations and Surveys

NHS England has a number of open national consultations and surveys - follow the link below.

NHS England consultations

Current consultations include: 

Evidence-Based Interventions programme - closes 28 September 2018

Research evidence shows some interventions are not clinically effective or only effective when they are performed in specific circumstances. And as medical science advances, some interventions are superseded by those that are less invasive or more effective. At both national and local levels, there is a general consensus that more needs to be done to ensure the least effective interventions are not routinely performed, or only performed in more clearly defined circumstances.

NHS England has formed a new national collaboration with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, NICE, NHS Clinical Commissioners and NHS Improvement' GIRFT programme to turn this consensus into action - the Evidence Based Interventions Programme. This programme is counterpart to the items that should not be routinely prescribed in primary care programme launched in early 2018.

NHS England is publicly consulting on the design principles of the programme, the interventions we should target initially and proposed clinical criteria, the activity goals we should set and delivery actions, including proposed new terms in the NHS Standard Contract.

Find out more  or contact the Evidence Based Interventions programme team: england.EBInterventions@nhs.net

Consultation document   Easy Read consultation document

Online survey

Proposed changes to the service specification for Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: General Children’s Services - closes 14 August 2018

NHS England is looking for feedback on a new specification for Children and Young People's Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

Find out more here  Complete the online survey

Oral Surgery Survey 

This survey is mainly about Oral Surgery which usually means the removal of one or more teeth or roots by a specialist either in a dental surgery or hospital.  

If you live in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Rutland or Lincolnshire, NHS England would like to invite you to participate in the survey.

Complete the online survey


Healthwatch Northamptonshire is also interested in your views so talk to us!


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Annual Report 2017/18

See how your feedback has made a difference to health and care services in Northamptonshire.


Read our Annual Report here

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