The NHS in changing in 2022 to make sure everybody works together to provide the best care for everyone. How you receive your care, and where from is unlikely to change. The change is happening to the organisations who commission (plan and pay for) your care. 

Since 2010 in South Yorkshire there have been four Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) who plan and pay for health services – one each for Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. From July 2022 these organisations will become one - the South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (to be known as NHS South Yorkshire)*

Integrated Care Boards and Integrated Care Partnerships are being set up across England to join up health and care services.  The aim is to improve health for everyone, and to help break down the traditional barriers between hospitals and family doctors, between physical and mental health, and between NHS and council services.

We are developing an engagement strategy to set out how we will work with patients and the public. We want an ongoing dialogue with patients and the public so that we can better understand what works for you about services, and what could be better, so that when the NHS is looking at what it should be changing/ improving it will be doing so based on what we know from our public.   

As a patient, member of the public, or stakeholder who works with the public, we would love your feedback to help us shape our strategy. We want to understand for you what good patient/ public involvement would look like, so that we can shape our strategy based first and foremost on how you want us to engage with you.

For more information, and to find out how to get involved, please visit this page on our website https://sybics.co.uk/get-involved/what-does-good-patient-and-public-involvement-look-help-us-shape-our-people-and-communities-strategy-which-name-our-involvement

If you have any questions please contact helloworkingtogether@nhs.net 

*subject to the successful passing of the Health and Care Bill through parliament