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National consultation - NHS England - staff and patients asked for their views on proposals to help the NHS deliver its Long Term Plan 

Consultation period: 28 February 2019 - 25 April 2019


NHS England are inviting patients, NHS staff, partner organisations and interested members of the public to give us your views on potential proposals for changing current primary legislation relating to the NHS.

Their proposals are based on what we’ve heard from patients, clinicians, NHS leaders and partner organisations, as well as national professional and representative bodies. They are intended to better enable NHS organisations to work collectively. 

NHS England want to hear from as many people and organisations as possible. They intend to share feedback with other NHS bodies, the Parliamentary Health and Social Care Select Committee and the Department of Health and Social Care to further develop our ideas.

You can give your views here

Consultation documents and further information: For further information, including consultation documents, and to give your views, please visit the NHS England website or contact

West Yorkshire and Harrogate five year plan - response to the NHS Long Term Plan 

Healthwatch are working with NHS engagement colleagues to have conversations with people to ask their views on the development of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate (WY&H) Health and Care Partnership five year plan. This is in response to the NHS Long Term Plan.

The WY&H plan will set out our ambitions for the next five years and also identify any work needed to align with the NHS Long Term Plan. It will build on our work to date and will be a refresh of ‘Next Steps to Better Health and Care for Everyone’.

Healthwatch have been commissioned by NHS England to coordinate and support some initial engagement work. They will be coordinating two surveys and local focus groups / events across our area.

The two surveys are:

The closing date for responses is 3 May 2019.

The focus groups / events will take place in our six local areas (Bradford District and Craven; Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield). Themes for discussion include ‘personalisation’ and ‘digitalisation’ and what this means to local people.

Healthwatch will submit a report to NHS England at the end of June, with findings from the survey and focus groups/events. A copy of the report will be made available on local Healthwatch, and the WY&H Health and Care Partnership websites once complete.

This important work will help us to identify future areas of engagement both locally and across WY&H. It aims to and Harrogate  complement the work already taking place, as set out in our engagement and consultation mapping work. You can read last year’s publication here and an updated version will be available soon. 

For more information, visit the WY&H Health and Care Partnership website.

We are not the only organisation that sets up consultations on issues that may affect your health and care.

Healthwatch are running a short survey for women who are pregnant or have had a baby in the past 3 years to help us better understand maternal mental health services.

Mencap are running a learning disability survey for adults in the UK.

You can visit Bradford Council's consultations page here.

There is also information on national NHS England consultation's here.

How we share information

During consultations and engagement, people tell us what matters most to them about the services involved, and we record this information.  When reporting back on what people have told us, we do not share or publish any information which identifies individual responses, but may use anonymous quotes from people's answers to highlight themes. We analyse all the responses to surveys, engagement and consultation to identify important themes in what people tell us. 

To view the details of previous consultations and engagement, click here