Engagement and consultation

We are committed to ensuring that our delivery of engagement and consultation meets the needs of our local population. Our Communications and Engagement Strategy sets out the CCG’s principles for engagement and consultation, our approach to working with local people and the process we will follow. Our Engagement Action Plan for 19/20 which describes how we will implement the strategy is in development and will be published once available. 

When planning or buying local health services, we must take the views of local people, patients and carers, as well as the people who represent them into account.


Engagement is the act of gathering views in order to understand a view of something. It is usually part of a listening exercise about a service. Each year, we run a number of activities designed to encourage local people to have their say about future health services.

Engagement describes the continuing and ongoing process of developing relationships and partnerships, so that the voice of local people and partners is heard and that our plans are shared at the earliest possible stages.

We are working hard to include people in the shaping of local health services. We want to do this because it helps us to make sure we are improving our services in ways that meet your needs. It is really important for us to hear people’s comments, ideas and suggestions about ways in which we can make services better.


Consultation is the formal process and takes place after an engagement. Formal consultation describes the statutory requirement imposed on NHS bodies to consult with overview and scrutiny committees (OSCs), patients, the public and stakeholders when considering a proposal for a substantial development of the health service, or for a substantial variation in the provision of a service.

Formal consultation is carried out if a change is ‘significant’. This is determined where the proposal or plan is likely to have a substantial impact.

The outcome of a formal consultation must be reported to the Governing Body in public, along with the feedback received. The CCG must be able to demonstrate views have been taken into account as part of any recommendations and/or decision making.


See the lists on the right for more details about current engagement and consultation activities.

We are doing some further follow up work to our ‘Week in A&E’ engagement.

Click here for details about the CCG’s past engagement and consultation activity, and what we have done with what you have told us.

Annual Statement of Involvement

Every year we produce a report on all our engagement and consultation activity. The Annual Statement of Involvement is received at our Annual AGM. The statement provides information on all the local work we have delivered over the past year. More information here.

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We need your views on …

The Nook Group Practice Consultation

We are holding a consultation with patients and stakeholders on the future of The Nook Group Practice.

GP services are currently being provided on a temporary contract by Oaklands Health Centre from The Nook Surgery at Salendine Nook and Slaithwaite Health Centre. This was put in place when Dr Ahmad resigned as a GP from The Nook surgery in Salendine Nook and Clifton House at Golcar.

The contract with Oaklands Health Centre will end in March 2020 and we are looking at future options for the Nook Group Practice in line with NHS guidance.

We have considered extending the contract with Oaklands Health Centre. But we know that Oaklands Health Centre only agreed to provide the services on a temporary basis for a number of reasons. 

We have considered extending the contract with Oaklands Health Centre, but we know that Oaklands Health Centre only agreed to provide the services on a temporary basis and have other commitments that prevent them from providing a quality service to the Nook patients.

If we are unable to find a new GP provider we will have to close the practice and support patients to register with another practice.

We want you to tell us the impact these options could have on you.

Give your views

Wednesday 11 September 2019, anytime between 2-7pm, The Vestry, Salendine Nook Baptist Church, 91 Moor Hill Rd, Huddersfield HD3 3SF

Friday 20 September 2019, anytime between 2-7pm, Lounge area, Colne Valley Leisure Centre, New St, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5AB

If you need help completing the survey, or would like the survey in another format (large print/ language) please call 01484 464222. This number is available Monday – Friday 10am -12noon and 1-3pm, outside of this time a voice mail is available.

The survey will close on Monday 21 October 2019.  

More information

Frequently asked questions  These were last updated 13 September.

Consultation on specialised vascular services in West Yorkshire

NHS England Yorkshire and Humber region is asking patients and the public for their views on proposals for the future of specialised vascular services in West Yorkshire.

Vascular services reconstruct, unblock or bypass arteries and are often one-off specialist procedures to reduce the risk of sudden death or amputation and prevent stroke.

Currently the specialised vascular services in West Yorkshire are delivered from three centres – Leeds General Infirmary, Bradford Royal Infirmary and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. Based on a need to reduce the number of specialised vascular centres from three to two identified by Yorkshire and The Humber Clinical Senate, the proposed recommendation being consulted on is that those centres should be at Leeds General Infirmary due to its status as a major trauma centre, and Bradford Royal Infirmary due to its co-location with renal care. The proposals could result in all specialised vascular surgery that requires an overnight hospital stay being transferred from Huddersfield Royal Infirmary to Bradford Royal Infirmary, which would potentially affect up to 800 patients a year.

Find out more about the reasons for the recommended change, how you can provide your feedback and details of events in Kirklees.