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.
Consultation on the draft Northamptonshire All Age Autism Strategy - closes 7 October 2018
Northamptonshire County Council, Corby CCG and Nene CCG are consulting on a draft Northamptonshire All Age Autism Strategy, which has been written by a mixed group of people in a steering group that included autistic people and family members and carers. It says how different local organisations in Northamptonshire will work together to support autistic people of all ages in a much better way throughout their lives. They would like to know your views on the vision and priorities that have been identified to make things better for autistic people in Northamptonshire.
There is a website with all the information, including a video, EasyRead documents and more details about each priority, and an online survey. You can also give feedback by email, post or social media (see website for more details).
NHS England has a number of open national consultations and surveys - follow the link below.
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 And as medical science advances, some interventions are superseded by those that are less invasive or more effective.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.
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.
Healthwatch Northamptonshire is also interested in your views so talk to us!