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#oursaycounts - the future of health and social care

Engagement period: July and August 2017

Engagement closed: September 2017

Area(s) covered: Bradford district and Craven

Final report on engagement: You can read the final report on the Healthwatch Bradford and District website. 

What we asked about during the engagement: Healthwatch Bradford and District were commissioned by the three Bradford district and Craven CCGs to create a 'big conversation’ with people across the local area. The aim was to find out what mattered most to people about health and social care, where there might be willingness to compromise and what could be done differently in the future.

People gave their views by filling out an online survey, coming along to an event, email or sharing their thoughts on social media using #oursaycounts.

Over 800 people gave their views. Ideas and comments ranged from individual experiences to thinking about wider issues and the needs of the population.

The final report was used to directly inform and shape the Bradford District and Craven health and care plan for the next five years.

You can find out more about #oursaycounts on the Healthwatch Bradford and District website.

Extended access in primary care

Engagement period: August and September 2017 

Engagement closed: 30 September 2017

Area(s) covered: Bradford city and district

Final report on engagement: you can find out more about extended access and how extended access works for local people following this engagement on the Bradford Care Alliance website

What we asked during the engagement: 

Bradford Care Alliance – a partnership of GP practices in Bradford - wanted to seek views from patients on weekend extended access in primary care. Extended access means access to services (e.g. GP services) outside normal working hours (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm). They wanted to know about preferences and views on extended access services at weekends.

The views given during this engagement helped to decide how extended access in primary care should work for local people.

NHS England (national consultation) - items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care

Engagement period: 21 July 2017 - 21 October 2017

Engagement closed: 21 October 2017

Area(s) covered: national (England) 

Final report on engagement: the final engagement report is available on the NHS England website

What was asked during the engagement: 

NHS England launched a national consultation about items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care. The consultation document can be found on the NHS England website

A review of stroke services in West Yorkshire

Engagement period: 1 February 2017 - 1 March 2017

Engagement closed: 1 March 2017

Area(s) covered: West Yorkshire and Harrogate

Final report on engagement: the final report on engagement can be found on the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Partnership website.

What was asked during the engagement: Across West Yorkshire and Harrogate, health and care services are working together to ensure stroke services are fit for the future.

Before decisions are made, Healthwatch Bradford and District were asked to find out what people think about the services that are currently provided and what would be important to them now and in the future should they have a stroke, or care for someone who has.

The engagement covered the whole stroke pathway from prevention, the first 72 hrs of care, through to rehabilitation and community support.

In Bradford and Airedale, previous engagement was carried out when changes were made to local stroke services in 2015/16. So to avoid asking people the same questions again, this built on the engagement that was already taken place. You can read about the previous engagement here. 

Healthwatch carried out some in-depth interviews with people who've had recent experience of stroke as well as asking members of the public to complete an online survey.

Future of GP services - primary medical care commissioning strategy

Engagement period: 1 September 2016

Engagement closed: 14 October 2016

Area(s) covered: Bradford city and district

Final report on engagement: the findings from the engagement can be found in the primary medical care commissioning strategy.

What we asked during the engagement: As part of developing the new primary medical care commissioning strategy, Bradford City and Bradford Districts CCGs wanted to find out what were people's three main concerns regarding primary medical care and whether they felt these concerns had been addressed in our draft strategy. 

The strategy was developed to enable us to create a sustainable health and care economy that supports people to be healthy, well and independent. It intended to set out what we need to do to improve quality, reduce variability in care and make sure services are sustainable for the future.

People were asked to give their views by either filling out an online survey, email, coming along to a drop in event or sharing their views on social media. 

Consultation on gluten-free prescribing

Consultation period: 8 July 2016 - 30 September 2016 

Consultation closed: 30 September 2016

Area(s) covered: Bradford city and district

Final report on engagement: You canread about the decision on the outcome of this consultation here

What we asked during the engagement: As part of the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) programme, Bradford City and Bradford District CCGs wanted to review our policy on the prescribing of gluten-free foods. As we are proposing a change to the way we prescribe gluten-free foods, we invited patients, the wider public and health professionals to tell us their views on our proposals.

People were asked to provide their feedback in a number of ways; online, posting a paper copy of a questionnaire, email or attending a public drop-in session. 

You can take a look at the consultation document here. The document also includes information about guidelines at the time, cost of gluten-free prescribing to the NHS and why we are looking to make this change. 

Understanding experiences of maternity services

Consultation period: January 2015 - April 2015

Consultation closed: April 2015

Area(s) covered: Bradford district and Craven

Final report on engagement: You can read the final report here.

What was asked during the engagement: The theme for the discussion was personalised choice during pregnancy and birthing. The aim of the focus groups was to hear from women and their families to help improve the birthing experience of women through a better understanding of their needs so we can shape the offer of personalised care. There were three areas covered; antenatal period including planning for a baby, labour and birth, postnatal period. 

Mental health and wellbeing

Consultation period: April 2016 - August 2016

Consultation closed: 30 August 2016 

Area(s) covered: Bradford district and Craven

Final report on engagement: The feedback from the engagement can be found in the mental health and wellbeing strategy, you can read this strategy here

What was asked during engagement: 

We wanted to find out people’s views on how the district’s mental health services should be developed and delivered to make sure everyone has the best support to prevent mental ill health and achieve mental wellbeing. 

The strategy will focus on what can be done to promote and retain good mental health, prevent mental health problems and improve the health and wellbeing of those living with and recovering from mental illnesses. We wanted as many people as possible to get involved in developing local mental health services by sharing their experiences and telling us how they think things could be made better.

In the five years before 2016 we heard lots of things about the type of mental health and wellbeing services that local people would like to be developed, and have summarised them in this document. Therefore, we also worked with a number of local groups to check whether this information is still accurate and what other gaps in services we need to consider.

You can view a promotional video for the engagement below:

The future of the Ridge Medical Practice (Manningham) and the Ridge Medical Practice (Buttershaw)

Consultation period: 19 February 2016

Consultation closed: 2 May 2016

Area(s) covered: Bradford 

Final engagement report: The feedback from the engagement was considered by the primary care commissioning committee on 13 July 2016. You can read the papers from the meeting here.

What was asked during engagement: 

The Ridge Medical Practice (Manningham) - we needed to think about future arrangements to care for everyone who sees a doctor at the surgery (around 2,300 people) because the  contract – held by The Ridge Medical Practice – was due to come to an end on 30 June 2016. To do this we could do one of the following things:

1. offer an extension of the existing contract to The Ridge Medical Practice. This means that management of the surgery would stay the same; or

2. find someone new to run the surgery (for example, a group of doctors, or another organisation); or

3. close the surgery and help you find a new doctor. There are 16 other surgeries within a mile of The Ridge Medical Practice (Manningham) and most of them are accepting new patients. A list of these surgeries is in the consultation letter.

You can read the full details of the consultation in the consultation letter

The Ridge Medical Practice (Buttershaw) - the contract to run the surgery was due to come to an end 30 June 2016. This means that we needed to think about future arrangements to care for everyone who sees a doctor at the surgery (around 3,000 people). To do this we could do one of the following things:

  1. offer an extension of the existing contract to The Ridge Medical Practice. This means that management of the surgery would stay the same; or
  2. find someone new to run the surgery (for example, a group of doctors, or another organisation); or
  3. close the surgery and help you find a new doctor. There are nine other surgeries within a mile of The Ridge Medical Practice (Buttershaw) and most of them are accepting new patients. A list of these surgeries is in the consultation letter.

You can read the media release announcing the consultation here (note: this will take you to the website of Bradford Districts CCG).

Urgent care strategy

Consultation period: Summer 2014

Consultation closed: 30 September 2014

Area(s) covered: Bradford district and Craven 

Final engagement report: The engagement work was incorporated into the strategy. You can read a copy of the full strategy or the summary. An easy read version is also available.

What we asked during engagement: 

We worked with a range of different people – including the public, through market research, focus groups and other discussions – and organisations to compile the strategy and we wanted to hear people's view about it. The strategy described how urgent and emergency care services in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven will develop over the next five years. 

Improvements to 'critical hours' stroke services

Consultation period: July - September 2015

Consultation closed: September 2015

Area(s) covered: Bradford district and Craven

Final engagement report: You can take a look at the feedback from the engagement here.

What was asked during the engagement: We planned to improve stroke services for people living in and around the Bradford district and Craven to ensure anyone who has a stroke receives consistent and safe care. As part of this plan, the existing hyper acute stroke unit (HASU) at Airedale General Hospital (AGH) will move to Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI) where we will create a single HASU for the whole district.

We wanted to gather views from patients and the public about these plans. 

The service, based at Bradford Royal Infirmary, provides round the clock care, seven days a week, giving patients access to the specialist skills, tests and treatments needed to save more lives, improve recovery and reduce disabilities that can result from a stroke – particularly in the first critical 48 hours of care.

You can learn more about the plans here

Manningham Medical Practice (Lumb Lane)

Consultation closed: 31 March 2016

Consultation period: January - 31 March 2016

Area(s) covered: Bradford

Final report on engagement: 

Following the consultation on the future of Manningham Medical Practice and an in-depth review; the CCG decided to close the surgery. The decision was made by the CCG primary care commissioning committee (PCCC)

Since then, the decision to close Manningham Medical Practice has been reversed. You can read more about why the decision has been reversed here

What was asked during the consultation: 

We asked patients and other stakeholders for their views about the future of Manningham Medical Practice, Lumb Lane, Bradford BD8 7BS. The contract to run the surgery was held by Local Care Direct and was due to come to an end on 30 June 2016. Therefore, our CCG needed to think about future arrangements to care for everyone who sees a doctor at that GP practice.

Patients and the public were asked about a number of options for the GP practice. You can read about these options and more detailed information about the consultation in the consultation letter.

The future of family doctor services in Manningham

Consultation closed: 24 May 2017

Consultation period: March 2017 - 24 May 2017

Area(s) covered: Bradford 

Final report on engagement: You can read about the outcome of the consultation here including the findings from the engagement. 

What was asked during the engagement: 

We were looking at how best to provide family doctor (GP services) in Manningham and wanted to hear views from patients and the public. We needed to consult on this because contracts for the following three GP practices were due to come to an end on 30 November 2017:

  • Picton at Whetley Medical Centre
  • Picton at Westbourne Green Community Health Centre (previously The Ridge)
  • Local Care Direct (LCD) at Manningham Health Centre

A letter was sent to all addresses for patients registered with either of the above GP practices. You can read this letter here.  

An easy read summary of the consultation information is available to read here.

We wanted to hear from people about:

  • what improvements do you think need to be made to family doctor services in the Manningham area?
  • are there any medical services that you would like to be provided locally that aren't available at the moment?
  • where is the best place (or places) to provide family doctor services for people in the Manningham area?
  • is Manningham Health Centre a good place for you to see your doctor?

We asked people to give their views in a number of ways, including drop in sessions, an online survey or email. 

You can read about the outcome of the consultation here.

For information on current consultations, visit our consultations page.

For information on more recent closed consultations, visit our previous engagement and consultations page.