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, 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System
The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (ICS) is a partnership of 23 organisations responsible for looking after the health and care of the 1.5 million people living in Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. It is made up of NHS organisations (including us), local authorities and key voluntary sector and independent partners in our region.
An Integrated Care System is another way of describing the ambition we have locally to ensure health and care services are the best they can possibly be. By working together we will be able to better join up GPs and hospitals, physical and mental healthcare, social care and the NHS and give our patients the seamless care they have told us they want.
Through partnership working, we believe we can make real and long lasting improvements to the health of local people. As individuals and organisations working alone, we would never be able to achieve the same results.
Our goal is simple. We want everyone in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to have a great start in life, with the support they need to stay healthy and live longer. To find out more visit: https://www.healthandcaretogethersyb.co.uk/
In 2017 the partners who now form the Integrated Care System published a System Transformation Plan for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw. Following the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan earlier in 2019 partners are now working together to create a new 5 year plan, which sets out how South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw organisations will work together to help deliver the Long Term Plan in our area.
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