Healthwatch St Helens is regularly contacted by other partners and stakeholders to promote consultations and surveys relevant to the Health and Social Care field. Please find below links to surveys that you may wish to particpate in:
The St.Helens draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment for 2018-2021 is now out for consultation.
Community pharmacy is one of the most accessible health settings and can support the health and wellbeing of the population of St.Helens in partnership with other services. The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) presents a picture of community pharmacies, reviewing services currently provided and how these could be utilised further against current and expected need.
The People’s Board has the statutory duties of Health and Wellbeing Boards and therefore has an obligation to produce a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment every 3 years and ensure any amendments to pharmaceutical need or provision during the 3 years is documented as supplementary statements.
As part of the production of the PNA, the regulations state that each Health and Wellbeing Board should undertake a 60 day consultation. The outcome of this consultation is to allow constructive feedback from stakeholders.
St Helens Council would like to invite you to participate in the consultation which will run from 5th October until 8th December 2017. If you would like to comment please either complete the survey following the link below or provide feedback to:
The report and survey can be accessed at http://www.sthelens.gov.uk/pna.
Any comments will be considered by the PNA steering group and the document will be published by April 1st 2018.
The NHS St Helens Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are working in partnership with North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to review the Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Sunflower services provided for the children and young people of St Helens. They would like to know your views on the current services and how they could be improved going forward.
Please click on the short survey (5 - 10 minutes) that most relates to you.
Children and young people: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CPDVMML
Parents / carers: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CPHJXDR
Professionals that interface with the services: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/C6KS3TL
All surveys will close on Friday 29th September. Thanks very much for your time and involvement in this review.
If you would like to speak with someone about this review please call Andy or Susannah (see details below).
Andy Howard, Senior Commissioning Manager, St Helens CCG ( email@example.com / 01744 624442); and Susannah Green, Interim Operational Manager Paediatric Therapies, North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (firstname.lastname@example.org / 0151 244 3499)
NHS England Consultation – Medication prescribed in Primary Care
NHS England are currently running a consultation taking place until 21 October 2017 on proposals around medication prescribed in primary care
St Helens CCG are promoting this consultation to ensure the population have the opportunity to have their say on the proposed changes. This consultation is focusing on 18 medicines which are either:
Items of low clinical effectiveness or there are significant safety concerns;
Items which are clinically effective but where more cost-effective products are available
Items which are clinically effective but, due to the nature of the product, are deemed a low priority for NHS funding
NHS England and NHS Clinical Commissioners are also seeking people’s views on whether a wider list of 3,200 products that are available over-the-counter, without prescription, may be considered appropriate for future restriction. At this stage, St Helens CCG are seeking views generally on this area, for further work and consideration by the clinical working group.
St Helens residents can find out more and get involved: