CCG seeks public views on local community services
NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is seeking the views of people who use adult community services. This is to ensure that the CCG commissions the right services for those who need and use adult community nursing. It will help patients get the most out of the service and help services to see where improvements can be made.
The CCG wishes to hear from people who have used the following local health services:
- District Nursing – This is a service for patients who are unable to visit a GP or health centre and need nursing care at home
- Domiciliary Phlebotomy – This is routine blood testing for patients who are confined to their home due to illness or disability
- Tissue Viability – This is a specialist service provided by nurses who treat and improve the healing of wounds
East Lancashire CCG is responsible for commissioning (buying) health care services on behalf of local people. The CCG commissions East Lancashire Hospitals Trust (ELHT) to deliver these community services to patients living in East Lancashire.
Dr Santhosh Davis, Integrated Care Lead at the CCG said:
“Our overarching aim is to improve health and wellbeing outcomes and the quality of care for our population. We have a unique opportunity, in undertaking these service reviews to do so in partnership with patients and the public. By listening to people’s views about adult community nursing we can use this information to develop services which really do meet the needs of patients.
“We are asking people, about their experiences and views of community services in a stakeholder engagement campaign called ‘Your Services, Your Say’. The first survey will focus on a review of adult community nursing services and will involve asking patients and carers as well as health professionals, for their views about district nursing, domiciliary phlebotomy and tissue viability. Health professionals will also be asked for their views on Integrated Neighbourhood Teams (INTs).”
People who have used any of these services are encouraged to submit their views on the following three questions:
1. What do you like about the service?
2. What, if anything could we do better?
3. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about the service?
Feedback can be submitted via any of the following methods:
CCG website: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/communitynursing
Phone: 01282 644627
Writing: NHS East Lancashire CCG
Your Services, Your Say