The NHS Constitution

The NHS Constitution establishes the principles and values of the NHS in England. It sets out rights to which patients, public and staff are entitled, and pledges that the NHS is committed to achieving. The Greater Huddersfield CCG Constitution can be found here.

Health Matters is our news bulletin for local people, partners and stakeholders. Click on the image to find out more.

Get involved

The NHS belongs to us all. Listening to what people say about local NHS services helps us to understand what patients need and want. Taking a wide range of views into account means that we can develop high quality health services that meet local needs and expectations. Public and patient involvement and experience feeds into our organisation and is used to influence our commissioning decisions. Your views really matter to us. The feedback we receive will contribute to the further improvement of local healthcare services and we make sure our engagement is embedded in our commissioning arrangements. It’s also vital that we tell people about our plans and explain the reasons why decisions have been made.  

 

How you can get involved

Click here to find out all the different ways you can have your say in decisions, and work together to make a difference to local healthcare services.

We want you to get involved

We are doing lots of work to understand how we can improve involvement. Read all about our most recent work here.

Also, did you know..

– We can provide information in easy read, large print, audio and braille

– We can pay travel costs – see our policy

– We have a hearing loop at all of our meetings

– We can provide a BSL sign language interpreter

– We can pay for support costs

– We hold meetings and events in accessible venues

– We can provide language interpreters

– You can tell us if you need any support to get involved so we can help

We need your views on …

Click here to discover more about open engagement and consultation activity by the CCG and other healthcare organisations.

 

You said, we did

Click here to find the reports of findings from engagement and consultation activity by other healthcare organisations that has now ended. You’ll also find details about the CCG’s past engagement and consultation activity, and what we have done with what you have told us.

 

Engagement reports

You’ll find details about the CCG’s past engagement and consultation activity, and how we have used your views here.

 

 

Research holds the key to delivering continuing sustainable improvements within the NHS. Hosted by Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and working on behalf of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate CCGs, the West Yorkshire R&D team works closely with partners from academia and the health sector to increase innovation and share knowledge within clinical and care settings.

Further information about West Yorkshire Research and Development and how you can get involved can be found on the team’s website: https://www.westyorksrd.nhs.uk/

You can also find out more about local research by visiting the National Institute for Health Research’s (NIHR) Clinical Research Network website for Yorkshire and Humber. Examples of NIHR initiatives include:

  • Join Dementia Research: Join Dementia Research is a national Database that exists to enable people to register their interest in participating in dementia research. People can then be matched to suitable studies that may be of interest to them. Anyone can register their interest to be involved.
  • Patient Research Ambassadors: A Patient Research Ambassador is someone who promotes health research from a patient point of view. They could be a patient, service user, carer or a lay person who is enthusiastic about health research and is willing to communicate that to other patients, the public and healthcare professionals.

Please feel free to contact the West Yorkshire Research and Development team with any questions you have about research taking place in primary care across West Yorkshire and Harrogate.

 

 

We need your views on …

The Nook Group Practice

We are carrying out a six week engagement process with patients who were registered with Clifton House and Nook surgeries (Dr Ahmad’s practice) and are now registered with Oaklands Health Centre at The Nook Surgery at Salendine Nook or Slaithwaite Health Centre. This is known as The Nook Group Practice.

Last year we had to look for a suitable alternative for GP services when Dr Ahmad told us he would stop providing GP services at The Nook Surgery and Clifton House Practice. We chose Oaklands Health Centre to do this on a temporary basis.

We want to know what patients registered with this practice think about GP services in the area. This information will help us to plan the future of GP services locally.

Get involved

The survey closed Monday 8 April.

More information

Please read our frequently asked questions.  

If you have any further questions or concerns you can contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS). PALS provide information and advice about the services paid for by the CCG. They can also provide you with advice if you want to make a comment or complaint.

You can contact PALS on 01484 464 222 or contactus@greaterhuddersfieldccg.nhs.uk