Public consultations

Doncaster’s Joint Health and Social Care Commissioning Strategy, 2019-2021


Similar to the rest of the country, we know in Doncaster that health and social care services must work closer together to ensure that people are able to take more control over their own health and remain to remain as healthy and independent as possible.

To help us on our journey to work closer together, in the coming months, Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group and Doncaster Council will publish the first ever joint health and care commissioning strategy, which will align with and support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan and at the same time, focus on local health and care priorities. Further details about this plan are available here

We are really interested in what you think about this plan. Further details are available here, including a short survey with 4 questions. If you would like to chat about this information, to understand it better or would like to arrange something for members of a group that you represent, please contact Healthwatch Doncaster on 0808 8010 391 or email

You can download a copy of the NHS Long Term Plan here a 2 page summary is available here and an Easy Read version is also available here


Hospital Services Review

The Engagement Report from the Hospital Services Review is available to download here

Published in October 2018, the report details the results of engagement with over 400 people through surveys and discussion groups. The report includes a series of easy read summaries which capture the key findings and help to present the information clearly.

In May 2018, the Hospital Services Review Report was published. An update leaflet on the hospital services review is available to download here

We are very keen to hear your views and please do send feedback. We recently let you know about the publication of the independent Hospital Services Review Report. The report will be received by the Collaborative Partnership Board of Health and Care Working Together (which is also known as a shadow Integrated Care System) and then subsequently by the boards and governing bodies of the organisations within the partnership. The next stage will be for the independent review team to gather all comments and share these with the Joint Clinical Commissioning Group and the Collaborative Partnership Board.

Comments are invited from everyone and we want to let you know that you can send yours in to by 13th July 2018, thank you.


NHS England Consultation: We want to know what you think!

Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care


This Consultation was launched on 20 December 2017 and will close on 14 March 2018.  Clinical Commissioning Groups have been requested to lead engagement with patients and the public to ensure responses are received to the current consultation and that hard-to-reach and vulnerable groups are included in the engagement.

The consultation looks at treating 33 common illnesses with over the counter medications, rather than prescribing medications. These illnesses don’t last long and will normally clear up on their own. Patients with complex need will still receive a prescription.

We want to know what you think about this and you can find further details on the NHS England website here 

There is also an ‘easy read’ version of the consultation document available here


On-line Survey

Members of the public, staff, patients and any organisations including local charities, public and private sector partners working across Doncaster are all encouraged to feedback views on these proposals. You can do this by completing the on-line survey here

If you would like us to help you feed back your views or talk to you about this consultation we will be with our colleagues from Healthwatch on the following dates:


Monday 26 February –  Central Library Drop-In

We are holding a public ‘drop-in’ with Healthwatch at Doncaster Central Library on Monday 26 February from 9.30am-11.30am. We will help you to feedback and ensure your views are included, (we can complete the survey on behalf of anyone who would like us to do this for them).

Friday 2 March – Health Bus Road Show

Come and meet us and talk to Healthwatch on the RDaSH Health Bus to promote the consultation and encourage people to compl10am -3.30pm. Pop aboard the Health Bus and we will help you to complete the survey.


 Social Media

We have been Tweeting about the consultation and we have used both our Twitter (@doncasterccg) and Facebook (NHS Doncaster CCG) accounts to raise the profile of the consultation. We have also included details of the public events  on our Facebook pages.

 Please share these details and help us feedback public and patient views.