Consultations

Take part in consultations locally and nationally to help influence decisions. We will try yo update on responses either on our News page or within the original consultation post below.

Ending in September

Cornwall Council is seeking the views of residents across Cornwall to help shape the future of sexual health services.

From getting free emergency contraception, to free condoms from the C-Card service, screening at The Hub and even having a coil fitted, a broad range of sexual health services are funded by Cornwall Council’s Wellbeing and Public Health team. Last year over 26,000 patients used specialist sexual health service clinics in Cornwall.

Later this year, the Council will be recommissioning some of these services, and we’ll use what our residents, partners and stakeholders tell us to make sure we commission the right services.

We want to know:
• Are services open at the right time?
• Are they in the right place?
• Are they accessible?
• How should they develop in the future?

The services that will be re-commissioned include the open access service at The Hub at Treliske, Young People’s services provided by Brook, and HIV prevention provided by Eddystone Trust and Kernow Positive Support.
Visit https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/sexualhealth to take part.

Ending in August, 2018

Healthwatch Cornwall is reviewing how Cornwall Council consults on Adult Social Care policies and any proposed changes to its services.
Cornwall Council runs consultations with the public so you can have your say.
At Healthwatch Cornwall we are trying to understand your knowledge and experience of these consultations, whether you have ever been involved or not.
The final report will go to the Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 17 October and will be available on the reports section on our website – https://www.healthwatchcornwall.co.uk/our-work/our-reports/.
Your responses to the survey are anonymous and should be submitted by the closing date of 17 August.
You can download and print out an Easy Read survey. Click the link below:
Send it back for free to the address on the form.

Ending in July, 2018

The General Medical Council (GMC) is currently conducting a review into how gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide (in Scotland) are applied to medical practice.

This review will be led by Dame Clare Marx, Chair of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and will explore how cases of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide (in Scotland) involving doctors are initiated and investigated in the UK.

If you would like to participate you can:

The deadline for submissions is Friday, 27 July.

Invitation to patient event – Dame Clare Marx

 

Ending in June 2018

We are seeking the views of current and ex-Board members (carers,older persons, learning disabilities and autism), interested members of the community and representatives from health and social care organisations.

You can take part  by clicking on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8QJV6CP.

If you would prefer to use an Easy Read version, please call 0800 0381 281 or download the form to print out by clicking the link below:

ER questionnaire PB

Ending in April 2018

PLEASE NOTE: You can read a further update on the outcome of this on the April section of the Our Impact page and take part in our review under the Ending in July section above.

We have been made aware, via some of the Partnership Boards we administer and other sources, that people are very concerned about Cornwall Council’s Adult Social Care Charging Policy consultation.
This is seeking feedback on how residential and non-residential care services will be charged for in future, particularly paying for care at home and day centre visits from the start of your care; what someone would have to pay for respite stay; and paying full costs for a meal at home or in a day centre.
The consultation has been extended, for the second time, to 5pm on April 23.
Visit https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/adult-commissioning-and-transformation/adult-social-care-policy-consultations/adult-social-care-charging-policy/ to access full details.

You can download  download Easy Read information below, but you will need to call  0300 1234 131 or 01872 327888 or email comments@cornwall.gov.uk to request an Easy Read/large print/other format paper version of the survey.

EASY READ INFORMATION

PAPER SURVEY

 

Ending in March 2018

One Vision, Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly’s Children’s Education, Health and Social Care Plan, needs the views of parents, carers and professionals to help inform and direct services within the One Vision plan.

Take part at: https://www.netigate.se/a/s.aspx?s=489697X103770165X30134

Read more details here: easy-read-one-vision-plan

Cornwall’s Health and Wellbeing Board is now conducting a new Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA). This looks at the current provision of pharmaceutical services across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and whether this meets the current and future needs of the population and identifies any potential gaps to service delivery. You can take part before March 26 at http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/pharmacy.

NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) and NHS England have launched a public consultation on reducing prescribing of over-the-counter medicines for 33 minor, short-term health concerns.

In the year prior to June 2017, the NHS spent approximately £569 million on prescriptions for medicines which can be purchased over the counter from a pharmacy and other outlets such as supermarkets.

These prescriptions include items for a condition:

  • That is considered to be self-limiting and so does not need treatment as it will heal of its own accord;
  • Which lends itself to self-care, i.e. that the person suffering does not normally need to seek medical care but may decide to seek help with symptom relief from a local pharmacy and use an over the counter medicine.

We want to encourage everyone who is interested to participate in the consultation and we have organised several engagements events to provide more information on the consultation and process.

Information and registration instructions are provided below:

Face to face

Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: consultation meeting 

Webinars

Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: consultation webinar

This information will also be available on the consultation webpage; https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/over-the-counter-items-not-routinely-prescribed/

 

Ending in February 2018

Don’t miss your chance to take part in the Self-Management of Long Term Conditions Survey before it closes on Friday, February 16.

So far people have said things such as it can be hard to manage a long term condition without getting weighed down by it all, so emotional support is important and that social support is just as important as the diagnosis itself.

Take part in the survey here: http://ow.ly/e8fD30gKPIh