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Get involved – have your say about health and wellbeing services

Sharing your views to improve services

To help you to share your views and influence changes to health and wellbeing services, this page lists local, regional and national engagements and consultations with relevance to Rutland that you can feed into.

There is more than one type of invitation below.

  • Engagements are less formal and structured invitations to share your views, and often happen at an earlier stage of developing solutions or proposals.
  • Consultations are more formal and structured invitations for feedback, often undertaken when proposals are more fully developed.

Current invitations

Share your views about health and care in Rutland with Healthwatch Rutland

Use Healthwatch Rutland’s online form at any time to share your experiences of local services, including GP services, NHS dentists, pharmacies, care homes and homecare, other social care, hospitals, community health services, mental health services and more.

Or you can give your views in person at Oakham Baptist Church, 10-12 noon on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Next meetings, 18th May and 15th June.

Physical Activity and Wellbeing Residents’ Survey 2022 - until 10 July 2022

Be in with a chance of winning one of 15x £20 Gift Cards, by sharing your thoughts.

If you are 18 or over and live in Leicestershire, Leicester or Rutland, we would like to learn more about your habits and opinions on physical activity.

Active Together and local authority partners across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland would like to understand how you feel about being active, your current habits and your future intentions. This will help us to identify what support and opportunities are needed in our communities to help you and other residents lead healthy active lives.

Have your say here:

End of life care and support services in Leicestershire and Rutland - until 13th July 2022

Leicestershire and Rutland County Councils are seeking your views to help assess end of life and bereavement services as part of our joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA).

Your views will help us to assess the current and future health and social care needs for local people in this stage of life and can be used to improve how the councils provide health and social care services for residents.

As part of this work, we have developed a survey to help better understand the experiences and priorities of those who:

  • have experienced a bereavement within the past 3 years
  • either currently or have previously been a carer for a friend or family member nearing the end of life
  • currently work as a formal carer for someone approaching the end of life, or in end of life/palliative care services

As well as contributing to the JSNA, feedback that we receive may be used by Leicestershire and Rutland County Councils in other pieces of work aimed at improving the support available for those nearing the end of life, their loved ones, and those delivering care.   

Your responses will be stored in line with the Data Protection Act 2018. Where you have shared your experiences, responses may be used in the JSNA chapters and other work in the form of anonymous quotes to help illustrate key issues that have been highlighted through this piece of engagement.

We recognise that this survey covers sensitive and emotional subjects, so please feel free to stop and leave the survey at any time (please note though that you will be unable to save your progress if leaving the survey). If you feel that you require support, please consider visiting the Dying Matters website which provides a wealth of information on matters relating to topics discussed in this survey. This includes providing contact details for sources of carer and bereavement support.  

Let us know your views

This survey will run for 4 weeks, from 8 June to 6 July. Responses will be used to help inform the JSNA on End of Life and may be included in the finished documents in the form of anonymous quotes to help illustrate key issues.

Complete the survey online 

For questions about this survey, or if you require a paper copy, please email or call 0116 305 0705.

Consultation on National Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and Alternative Provision (AP) system proposals – until 22 July 2022

This is a consultation on the SEND and Alternative Provision green paper, ‘SEND Review: Right support, right place, right time’. The aim is to establish a system that lets children and young people thrive, fulfil their potential and lead happy, healthy and productive lives. It is open to anyone with an interest in the SEND and AP systems, including children, young people, parents/carers and professionals.

Complete the online form.

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) draft Joint Carers Strategy 2022 - 2025 - until 22nd July 2022

A 6-week public consultation is taking place from 6 June to 22 July 2022, seeking views from Leicestershire residents about the draft Joint LLR Carers Strategy. Feedback from the consultation will be incorporated into the final version.

Have your say on the draft strategy by filling in the online survey.

Have your say on Rutland's draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2022 - until 21st August 2022

Every three years, pharmaceutical needs assessments (PNAs) are carried out around the country to ensure that local community pharmacies –“chemist shops” - are meeting the pharmaceutical needs of local people.

The PNA helps NHS England manage and make decisions about requests from pharmacists or pharmacy businesses to set up new community pharmacies, merge businesses, or move premises within Rutland. They also provide insight into other areas where improvements can be made.

Preparing PNAs is the responsibility of Health and Wellbeing Boards. These Boards bring together local authorities, the NHS and other key partners to improve the health and wellbeing of their local areas.

Please note that PNAs focus solely on community pharmaceutical services and do not cover pharmacies in hospitals or prisons.

The Rutland Health and Wellbeing Board has now created a draft PNA for Rutland and we would like your comments on it. This is your opportunity to share your views.

To have your say, please read the consultation document before completing the questionnaire.

Thank you for your assistance. Your views are important to us.

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