Have your say - current opportunities

We are committed to working with our patients and the public as partners. We are also committed to putting patients and the public at the heart of all we do; we want patients and local people to be directly involved in our work, helping us to shape local health services.

Here are some current opportunities to have your say: 

Womens health survey - reproductive choices

The Clinical Commissioning Groups for Sussex are reviewing the Termination of Pregnancy Service (ToPS) to streamline and improve experiences for women. Currently there are several contracts in place and this review will look to bring these together into a single contract.

There are many reasons why someone may decide to terminate a pregnancy and this can often be a very difficult decision. 1 in 3 UK women will have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old*. (* British Pregnancy Advisory Service). Whilst this piece of work won’t be looking at opinions around whether or not such a service should exist, it will be focusing on how people, especially those who are vulnerable, can be best supported if they ever became a service user.

It’s important that we understand issues such as:
•    accessing information;
•    practicing confidentiality, discretion and sensitivity; 
•    accessing services away from where people live.

In addition we would like to hear anything else that people feel is important to consider when reviewing this service. We have a short, anonymous survey which will help us make sure the service meets the needs of those who use it. The survey will close on Sunday 10 November.

Review of emotional health and wellbeing support for young people

The number of children and young people needing help and support for their mental health and emotional wellbeing is growing.

NHS and local authorities across Sussex have commissioned a review, to be independently chaired, of the emotional health and wellbeing support available for local children and young people between 0-18 years of age and including transition into adulthood. 

Find out more: join an open space event or focus group and complete a survey.

Readers' group

Are you interested in ‘proofing’ draft documentation for the CCG?

We currently have a small group of ‘readers’ who regularly review letters and leaflets and offer suggestions on how these can be more ‘patient friendly’.

If you would like more information about becoming one of our readers please contact Vicky Smart on 01903 708411 or at vickysmart1@nhs.net.