NHS Nottinghamshire County is committed to involving local people in the decisions we make. When consultations are underway, this page will act as a link to all the information you will need to tell us what you think.
Ashfield Health Village consultation is now closed
click here to view the Final Ashfield Consultation Report [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 1.42 MB]
The public consultation set up by NHS Nottinghamshire County to explore a Vision for a Healthier Ashfield closed on September 9 and preliminary feedback, which was independently evaluated by the Business School of the University of Lincoln, has now been reviewed by the Primary Care Trust Board.
At the same time, the Board also reviewed a separate report into transport issues, which was commissioned in response to its emergence as a key theme early in the consultation process.
Detailed proposals around the recommendations made in the report are now being developed and will be presented to the Board towards the end of November.
Deborah Jaines, Chief Operating Officer at Mansfield and Ashfield Clinical Commissioning Group, said: "We are grateful to everyone who took the time to give us their views and suggestions about how to provide the best possible mix of services and support to the community through Ashfield Health Village."
"The public consultation stimulated much useful debate and a number of themes emerged which are now being considered further. The Clinical Commissioning Group is leading this work and will bring a further report to the Board with recommendations for the pattern of services at AHV."
The formal public consultation process took place between June and September this year and was centred around the Vision for a Healthier Ashfield discussion document that proposed introducing a wider range of services to Ashfield Health Village in order to meet the changing health needs of local people.
The consultation kicked off with the wide distribution of 9,000 copies of the detailed consultation document - which was developed and tested through partner organisations and patients - and set out the proposals for Ashfield Health Village (AHV).
"In all, 364 feedback forms were received and we also had additional feedback from individuals, patient groups and other organisations with a particular interest in AHV, from other sources, including face to face meetings, online in response to media coverage, though our own website and as a result of the extensive contacts we made with the public through posters and flyers as well as through partner and voluntary organisations."
Details of the final report and proposals for Ashfield Health Village will be publicised as soon as possible after the Board meets in November. The Board will also hold a final public meeting at a date and time to be confirmed after that meeting.
West Bridgford GP Practices merger and relocation
The NHS Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Cluster Board have given the go ahead to proposed plans to merge and relocate practices in West Bridgford. The decision was taken at the Board meeting on 31 May. Click here to find out more.Responses to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the proposed merger and relocation are available here
An Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) has been conducted to assess the proposals. EIAs are a tool for ensuring that equality and social inclusion issues are considered when drawing up policies or proposals which affect the delivery of services. You can view the EIA here
Scatter Diagrams showing the patient population and the location of the current GP practices can be viewed here
Department of Health consultations
For further Department of Health consultations, please visit http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Consultations/Liveconsultations/index.htm
- Newark Healthcare Review
- Maternity and Newborn review
- Walk in centres review
- NHS constitution for the Department of Health's response: http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Consultations/Responsestoconsultations/
- Outcome following Out of Hours engagement.
- Update on new contract for GP Out Of Hours Service
Your views making a differenceReal Accountability 2010/11
View our latest Real Accountability report here, to find out how local people have influenced health care services in Nottinghamshire.(click cover to download)
Our first Real Accountability report is now available, click the cover to download.
The purpose of the report is to let residents of Nottinghamshire know how we value their involvement in the decisions we make, and provide examples of where engagement has made a difference to the health services we commission.
If you want to keep up to date with the consultations we are carrying out, please join our Take a Healthy Interest Health forum, and have your say.