Get Involved

There’s lots of ways for you to get involved

Here at NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) we are thoroughly committed to involving local patients and residents in the work we do as commissioners. You can help us to improve services and make sure they are suitable for everyone. We need your feedback and value your input.

There’s a range of ways you can get actively involved in our work, from chatting to us on our Twitter and Facebook pages, sending us a message through our website on our contact page, or getting involved in one our many campaigns.

In this section of our website, you will be able to further explore what’s going on in Doncaster, so click the links on the left hand-side for further details.

Information is available in different formats

Information about how to get involved is available in a range of formats including on our website and if you would like this information in a different format, please contact us and ask. Details of how to do this are available at the bottom of this page. You can also complete the contact us form here to request information in alternative formats. If you prefer to speak to us, please telephone us on (01302) 566300 or you can visit us at NHS Doncaster CCG, Sovereign House, Heaven’s Walk, Doncaster, DN4 5HZ.

Reimbursing out-of-pocket expenses

Anyone who supports the CCG in this way is able to claim reimbursement for their out of pocket expenses. Further details are available here

Training opportunities

Training opportunities, including taking part in patient and public engagement and specialist working groups are also available, through our South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (ICS). You can find out about these opportunities on our website here.

Patient Participation Groups

Our 40 GP Practices in Doncaster each have a Patient Participation Group (PPG). You can read some guidance here on what PPGs do. If you are interested in finding out more about joining your PPG, please ask at your GP Practice. Patients are encouraged to get involved and you will be helping to make services suitable for everyone.

The St. Vincent Practice PPG

Our PPG Network

Each of the 40 PPGs is entitled to send representatives to our PPG Network Meeting. The PPG Network supports our PPGs by bringing people together to share ideas and suggestions for improvement, it is also a useful network to meet others and get involved. We also support a regional Citizens Panel, which includes patients and members of the public from Doncaster.

Surveys

On a regular basis, we also lead surveys and events to gauge patient and public views on the work we do. We want to be able to demonstrate clearly how we are working effectively with patients and members of the public to develop and evaluate our services. If you would like to receive details in an alternative format, please contact us.

Feeding back your views

We like to get out and about in our community and visit you, to find out what you think. Look out for us and the ‘Health Bus’, come on board and find out more.

Karl and Emma with the Health Bus

 

Your views and experiences matter very much to us and they impact on everything we do at the CCG. If you have any comments to make to us you can contact us as follows:

NHS Doncaster CCG, Sovereign House, Heaven’s Walk, Doncaster, DN4 5HZ

Telephone: (01302) 566300
E-Mail: Donccg.enquiries@nhs.net

Engaging our future health and care workforce

The CCG is invited to talk to students at schools and colleges about the opportunities to work in health and care in Doncaster as part of the ‘Inspiring the Future’ Programme. We are keen to ensure our engagement is reflective of our population and are keen to encourage young people in particular to consider a career in health and care in Doncaster.

Health and Social Care Students at Doncaster College find out about working for the NHS.

 

Healthwatch Doncaster

We work closely with Healthwatch Doncaster to ensure the views and needs of patients are met. Healthwatch supports us by facilitating the Health Ambassadors  and the PPG Network. You can download a copy of the Healthwatch Annual Report here

You can find out more about Healthwatch here

You can also watch a short video from Healthwatch Doncaster, highlighting how we work with them to engage with communities across Doncaster.

 

How to follow NHS Doncaster CCG on social media

Please follow us on social media. We regularly post updates on social media.

Find us on Twitter: @doncasterccg

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NHSDoncasterCCG

YouTube: www.youtube.com/nhsdoncasterccg

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nhsdoncaster

Website: www.doncasterccg.nhs.uk