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.

 NHS South Yorkshire are developing an engagement strategy to set out how they will work with patients and the public. They want an ongoing dialogue with patients and the public so that they 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 they know from South Yorkshire’s public.

NHS South Yorkshire would love your feedback to help shape their strategy. They want to understand for you what good patient/ public involvement would look like, so that they can shape their strategy based first and foremost on how you want them to engage with you.

For more information, and to find out how to get involved, please visit their website.

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

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