From this page you can learn what we have done following engagement or consultation work. Listening and acting upon the feedback that patients and the public have taken time and effort to share is very important to us. We want to use this page to show how the CCG's decison-making has been enhanced by talking and listening to local people.
Click on a piece of work to learn more about what patients said, and what we did as a result.
Commissioning Intentions (CI)
CI for 2018/19 - The Commissioning Intentions report highlights the engagement findings and recommendations during four public CI engagement events which took place during June 2017, on the CCG’s proposals to develop, inform and guide Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (WCCG) CI 2018/19. Download the document You said - We did (106 KB) for CI work in 2017/18 to inform commissioning in the financial year 2018/19. See our pdf You said we did Summary. (1.05 MB)
- CI for 2017/18 - The Commissioning Intentions report highlights the engagement findings and recommendations during CI engagement events which took place during May and June 2016, on the CCG’s proposals to develop, inform and guide Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (WCCG) CI 2017/18. Download the You said - We did for CI work in 2016/17 to inform commissioning in the financial year 2017/18.
CI for 2016/17 -The Commissioning Intentions report highlights the engagement findings and recommendations during an engagement exercise from December 2014 through to July 2015, on the CCG’s proposals to develop, inform and guide Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (WCCG) CI 2016/17. Download the You said - We did for CI work in 2015/16 to inform commissioning in the financial year 2016/17.
Skin (Dermatology) services in Wolverhampton - 2019
We are currently asking for Wolverhampton residents’ views about dermatology (skin) services. This is an opportunity for you to have your say and help shape the future design of community dermatology services in Wolverhampton.
You can have your say by completing the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WGZY2BK or attending our focus group. The survey will close on Sunday 24 February 2019.
We will use the feedback we receive to inform the decisions we make on how community dermatology services are provided in Wolverhampton.
More information can be found here.
Prescribing over the counter medicines - 2018
In August 2018 we engaged with members of the public on reducing prescribing of over the counter medicines for minor, short-term health conditions.
We set up a survey to ask people their views on whether medications that are available to buy over the counter should continue to be available on prescription. We promoted the survey via our online channels and attended two groups across the city to do some targeted engagement. The groups we attended were a respiratory group and an older people's group.
To support and implement the changes, we have distributed posters and leaflets to GP practices to be displayed in their waiting areas. You can also view them here: pdf leaflet (162 KB) image poster (160 KB)
Medicines of Limited Clinical Value - 2018
In August 2018 we asked for your views about the future of medicines with limited clinical value.
We created a survey and attended two groups across the city to do some targeted engagement with people who are already on long term medication of some description, to understand their views.
93 people completed the survey. You can read the summary report pdf here (223 KB)
Sickle Cell and Thalassemia
The survey closed on 21 August 2017. Thank you to all who participated in our engagement exercise.
Some of the help and support for Sickle Cell and Thalassemia is paid for by the CCG. Some of it is paid for by other NHS organisations. We asked you about the help and support that the CCG may need to pay for. We asked for your views (via a survey) as patients and members of the public about the following:
- The information that is available to the public about Sickle Cell and Thalassemia.
- The advice and counselling that parents are offered as part of the screening process
- The long-term support offered to people with the conditions
We also asked people who are affected by Sickle Cell and Thalassemia what they think is important to help them keep healthy and how that support could be provided. Some will have used the services which are available or know someone who has. We would like you to tell us your views about those services to help us decide which ones work best.
For more information click here.
Consultation on the redesign of muscle, bone and joint services also known as musculoskeletal (MSK) services- 16 March to 5 June 2015
We arranged six focus groups in February 2015. Four consultation events took place, with three of the two-hour sessions held during an evening to encourage attendance from local residents. The fourth event took place during the day to enable staff and clinicians from organisations, partner organisations as well as the public to attend. We attended five outpatient departments twice to capture real-time views from current patients and carers. Alongside the engagement there was also a paper and online survey to complete. 138 people completed the survey.
Following a robust procurement process, WCCG Governing Body approved the award of the Integrated MSK Service to Connect Physical Health Centres Ltd in November 2016. https://wolverhamptonccg.nhs.uk/about-us/news/316-new-nhs-service-improves-treatment-for-muscles-bones-and-joints-in-wolverhampton
We asked for your views about the moving of the three Assessment and Treatment Learning Disability in-patient beds at Pond Lane Hospital to other in-patient services within the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (BCPFT) in Dudley, Walsall and Sandwell.
We carried out pre-engagement with patients, families, carers and service commissioners from 16 May – 6 June 2016. This was followed by a consultation 4 July - 22 August 2016.
Thank you for all who took part in our consultation. The consultation is now closed.
The CCG Governing Body approved the proposal to close the three Pond Lane beds and deliver the three beds at BCPFT's other sites in Dudley, Walsall and Sandwell. The report and minutes showing approval are here.
Help shape future services or Efficiency Review Group (ERG) - 2015
Your feedback and results - We created a short document that explained each proposal in more detail, which included a survey to give you the opportunity to share thoughts on each. This survey closed in April and the feedback has now been analysed and used to help formulate recommendations to this group.
Download the 'Help shape future services' results so far to find out where we are with these recommendations.
Urgent Care Strategy
See our consultation report and follow-up plan for our strategy to simplify and improve the city's urgent and emergency care services (March 2014).
Planned Care Changes
See the consultation report on proposals to move some planned care to Cannock Chase for Wolverhampton patients (December 2014).