As a commissioning organisation it is really important that we ask for your views on services and that we listen to those views. We want you to be able to shape the services that you use and tell us what works well, what doesn’t work well and what you would like to see changed.
Redesign of mental health services – proposal to close Birch Day Hospital Consultation – 19th June 2017 until 21st July 2017
Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (DWMH) are proposing to close The Birch Day Hospital later this year as part of a redesign of services. One of the functions of Birch is around enhancing assessment and treatment to try and reduce risk of mental health hospital admission. The redesign will now see this take place closer to home with the introduction of older adult mental health home treatment service with potential for assessment, support and treatment seven days a week and up to 3 times a day visits when required.
Patients that have accessed the Birch Day Hospital previously will continue to retain access to psychological interventions which will take place within the community rather than a hospital setting again promoting care closer to home. Every patient will also be seen individually/with their carer by the team at Birch for a conversation around what kind of support or help they may require if we close Birch. There will also be investment in new services that will bring care closer to home for mental health treatment including therapeutic services and patients affected by dementia will access services via the Dudley Dementia Gateways in a dementia friendly environment.
We will be holding a public meeting and drop in session on Tuesday 11th July at 3.30pm at the Dell Stadium. alternatively you can complete our online survey here
This will be your opportunity to meet with Andrew Hindle, Commissioning Engagement Manager for Integration at Dudley CCG at Nick Stephens, Head of Service for Community at DWMH to find out more and ask any questions that you may have.
If you would like to book a place, please contact Maria on 01384 323602 or email email@example.com
Our consultation will run from 19th June 2017 and finish on 13th July. All views and feedback will be considered and taken to the CCG Clinical Development Committee for a final decision.
Consultation on draft Decommissioning Policy 12th June 2017 to 14th July 2017
Our consultation is now closed. Any feedback will now be considered and shared on this page in the near future.
Adult Mental Health Needs Assessment for Dudley
Dudley CCG and Dudley Council have now closed the Adult Mental health Needs Assessment survey.
The results of the survey will be shared on this page once they are available.
Changes to Prescriptions and Medicines in Dudley Consultation
Dudley CCG has now closed the consultation on Changes to Prescriptions and Medicines in Dudley.
Please see below overview of survey results or click here to view results in more detail
Multi-specialty Communty Provider (MCP) Consultation
Dudley CCG has now finished its public consultation to help shape the development of Dudley Multi-specialty Community Provider (MCP).
On Wednesday 1st March we held the first PPG event, inviting all members of PPG’s, practice staff and some of our Vanguard Engagement Group members. The event was well attended with 55 attendee’s representing 18 practices. With the health and social care landscaping changing radically and at pace we felt it was time to ask about the future of PPG’s and whether it is time to start thinking and being different. The event heard from a number of speakers and participants were provided with the opportunity to discuss what they felt needed to change and be done locally. We have received lots of positive feedback since the event and are hoping to put on another event later this year.
Our third Me Festival was attended by 29 primary schools, 126 students and 40 teachers. Fast Aid delivered first Aid training to 23 of the 29 schools. This was the first year we delivered Me Festival to primary schools and the feedback from students, teachers and staff who supported the event was really positive. To view a brief update from the event, please click here.
Dementia Survey Update
In May we asked people to share their views and experiences with us around dementia services across the borough.
We had an online survey which some of you filled in, held a focus group which some of you came to and we joined in with a Me, Myself and I meeting where we met patients with dementia and their families.
The views on dementia care and services across the borough were varied. Some of you had very positive experiences and felt that you had all the support that you needed. However, quite a few said that there were issues around support and information for carers and it could feel quite daunting and isolating. Many people also said that was a lack of awareness in communities around dementia.
All of views have been shared with the Dementia Strategy Group. This group meets regularly and includes staff from the CCG, GPs, Age UK, Alzheimers Society, Dudley Group of Hospitals, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Trust, Dudley Council and Black Country Partnerships. The group work together to try and improve dementia services locally. Following the feedback, they have recognised that there needs to be some changes to overcome the issues and a sub-group will be set up to look at these actions and how they will implemented.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their views with us.
Commissioning Intentions 2016-17 & 2017-18
The Commissioning Intentions consultation (1st February 2016 – 1st March 2016) focused on gathering the views of people who would be using services to inform our decisions and conversations with providers.
Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group Commissioning Intentions can be read in full here
Attended by 11 secondary schools, 120 students, 19 members of staff our second Me Festival was a success. Fast Aid delivered first Aid training to 94 students. The feedback from students, teachers and staff who supported the event was really positive. To view the newsletter from the event please click here
Long Term Conditions Workshop
In August we held a facilitated session for people with long term conditions. We wanted to know what it felt like to be you and what we could do to put you at the centre of your care. All of this information is being fed into the Long Term Conditions Framework which our GPs and commissioners are looking at. In November we will be visiting our local Carer’s Forum to get their ideas too.
Diabetes in Dudley
The Diabetes Conversation focused on capturing patients experiences of the current diabetes service and discussing a proposed model of making services more community focused. A survey was distributed amongst all 47 of our GP practices along with the diabetes clinic at Russell’s Hall Hospital, during the period of September 2014 – October 2014 we received 109 responses. As part of the conversation we held two focus groups one in the north of the borough at Ladies Walk Clinic, Sedgley and one in the south at Lion Health, Stourbridge. We also spoke with various community groups including Dudley Asian Elders.
Phlebotomy Services in Dudley
A review is being undertaken of how Phlebotomy services are provided in Dudley. As part of the review, a patient survey has been completed in order to find out the views of patients who use the current services and what they would like. The survey ran from 1st June to 31st July 2014.
The Urgent Care Consultation in Dudley
The Dudley Urgent Care Consultation (Oct – Dec 2013) focused on the future of urgent care walk-in and out of hours GP services in Dudley borough. At its heart was a proposal to create 24/7 Urgent Care Centre at Russells Hall Hospital, adjacent to A&E, replacing the walk-in service operating at Holly Hall.
Over 160 students and 25 teaching staff joined us for the #mefestival in 2014. We had a festival themed educational day at Himley Hall and students took part in loads of different activities. The report from the event can be found here. The graphic from the ‘Headmasters Office’ workshop can be found here.
Healthwatch Dudley and Dudley Youth Council Feedback