Current engagement opportunities

We want to make sure that NHS services in Wakefield are the best they can be, and that’s only possible if we know what’s important to you.

You might want to ask a question, or you might want to let us know that you’re not happy about something. Or you might think that you received really good care. Whatever it is, we want to know.

Your views needed on local walk-in centre services

The NHS is currently seeking the views of patients in Wakefield and North Kirklees about the areas’ walk-in centres.

A walk-in centre offers people with urgent health needs the chance to get medical advice or treatment without the need for an appointment and at times when they may not be able to see their GP. 

The current contracts for the walk-in centres located at King Street, Wakefield and Dewsbury and District hospital are due to come to an end in September 2022. Previous engagement work showed that people value the walk-in service in Dewsbury and Wakefield because it is convenient and often ensures they can be seen quickly. 

The NHS wants to work with patients and local people to understand what they value about the service provided by walk-in centres so that it can be improved and developed in line with the latest national NHS guidance.  

You can provide your feedback by taking part in this short, anonymous survey that will be distributed physically across sites and is also available online https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/walk-in/.

If you would like help to complete the survey or would like it in a different format, please contact: kirkccg.engagement@nhs.net or call: 01924 315803.

Frequently asked questions

Why are you reviewing the walk-in centres?

The contracts for the walk-in centres at King Street and Dewsbury and District Hospital are up for renewal in September 2022.

What does this mean for the future of the walk-in centres?

We know that the walk-in centres provide a valuable service and help to take the pressure off A&E services. The intention of this engagement work is to gain an understanding of how the local community is using the walk-in centre services, what works and how the offering can be developed to better serve local people.

How will my data be stored?

Your information will be protected and stored securely in line with data protection rules. If you would like to know how we use this data please see our privacy notice, which you will find on the CCG websites – Wakefield CCG and Kirklees CCG.

The data that we collect is anonymous, which means that we won't know who has completed the survey. 

Why do I need to provide my demographic data?

To make sure we provide the right services and avoid discriminating against any groups, it is important to collect and analyse demographic data. By doing this we can see if there any changes that we need to make to services to ensure that they are meeting the needs of the populations that we serve. 

Where can I find out more about the outcome of the engagement?

The findings will be published on the NHS Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group websites in February 2022.

If you would like help to complete the survey or would like it in a different format, please contact: kirkccg.engagement@nhs.net or call: 01924 315803.

Draft Integrated Care Board constitution

The new Health and Social Care Bill is currently making its way through Parliament and if successful will come into being in April 2022.  The purpose of the proposals is to integrate health and care systems to provide a more joined up service for our populations and improve both their experience and health.

As part of the Integrated Care System a new Integrated Care Board will be created across West Yorkshire, taking on many of the responsibilities of the current Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).  CCGs as an organisation will then cease to exist, including NHS Wakefield CCG, but the employment of colleagues and most commissioning responsibilities will pass to the ICB. 

It is therefore necessary to have a constitution for the ICB outlining its duties and how it will conduct business.  NHS Wakefield CCG is helping the Partnership ensure that all our local stakeholders can comment on the draft Constitution.  Here is how you can do this:

  • Contact wakccg.engagement@nhs.net to invite us to your meeting to discuss the draft Constitution
  • Visit our website and read the constitution, briefing, answers to frequently asked questions to discuss this yourselves and use the comment portal to share your views
  • Leave your comments on the feedback form at the bottom of the website
  • Email your comments to wakccg.engagement@nhs.net

The engagement will start on 8 November and finish on 14 January 2022.

NHS Wakefield CCG has been part of the group developing this draft constitution and hopes that you can find the time to look at the draft constitution and share your thoughts about it.