Public consultations

This page includes a summary of some of our latest consultations with patients and members of the public in Doncaster. For all consultations, please visit our surveys page.

Your views: Health & 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 the joint health and social care commissioning strategy are available here.

The early engagement period is now closed but we will be publishing the plan in the Spring. We will then engage with patients and members of the public to scope, develop and deliver services for the future.

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

Hospital Services Review

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

We were very keen to hear patients and members of the public views and encouraged them to send their feedback.

Comments were invited from everyone and were encouraged via the following email address, on behalf of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System

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.

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

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


This consultation was launched on 20 December 2017 and closed on 14 March 2018. Clinical Commissioning Groups were 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 looked at treating 33 common illnesses with over the counter medications, rather than prescribing medications. These illnesses typically don’t last long and normally clear up on their own.

We supported the national consultation and patients were able to complete a national survey via the NHS England website.

Easy Read Consultation Document

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

Help and support was available to encourage as many people as possible to feed back their thoughts and views. We worked with our colleagues from Healthwatch to create a series of engagement events:

Monday 26 February 2018 –  Central Library Drop-In

A public ‘drop-in’ with Healthwatch at Doncaster Central Library took place on Monday 26 February from 9.30am-11.30am. We helped people to feedback and ensure their views were included. We also completed some surveys on behalf of people who wanted us to do this for them.

Friday 2 March 2018 – Health Bus Road Show

We also encouraged people to give their views by coming to see them and talking to people on the RDaSH Health Bus.

Social Media

We regularly tweeted about the consultation and used both our Twitter (@doncasterccg) and Facebook (NHS Doncaster CCG) accounts to raise the profile of the consultation.

569 million reasons campaign

Linked to the consultation above, we also supported the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (ICS) campaign to ask people across the region what they think about encouraging more people to self-care and also, where possible, purchasing some medicines that can be bought over the counter as opposed to receiving items via a GP or other prescriber.

More than 14,000 people took part in the patient and public engagement survey and shared their views on purchasing over the counter medicines for minor conditions.

Doncaster saw the second highest response rate at just under 3,000 responses which were in the most part collected via a digital platform. The remaining hard copy format responses were collected via GP practices and face to face conversations in communities.

Further information can be found here.