Your voice counts
We are keen to hear your views, so that we can continue to work to improve the health services that we provide in South Lincolnshire.
Please check this section for our latest consultations and opportunities to give your feedback.
We are currently seeking patient views on the aspects of local healthcare below. We would really appreciate you taking the time to have your say and get involved.
Consultations and Surveys
Share your views and experiences
There are many demands on the healthcare system nationally and that means we have to work differently so that local people have the best possible care both now and in the future. We need to keep hearing your experiences and stories to make sure we’re doing it right.
Are you or someone you know living with a Cancer diagnosis?
A new piece of patient experience work is being carried out to better understand what it’s like for people to live in the community with a cancer diagnosis. We are encouraging the community to share as many personal experiences as possible to influence and improve our local cancer support. This piece of work is supported by the East Midlands Cancer Alliance in partnership with Macmillan and Health Education England, its findings will feed directly into the Lincolnshire Living with and Beyond Cancer programme.
How to share your experiences. To understand and support patients, it is vital we talk to those with lived experiences. People might want to tell us they have everything they need in the community, they may tell us they don’t know where to start, or even, that something vital isn’t available where they live. Whatever it is, we want to hear it, and people can share their views by taking the online survey, attending our drop-in sessions or even phoning our office if you want to complete your survey over the phone.
You can find the online survey by entering www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/communitycancersurvey or phone into the office on 01205 820892 and ask for ‘cancer survey support’.
The survey is open until Friday 20 March 2020.
You can also complete the survey in person at one of our drop-ins being held:
- Monday 2 March 2020, 1.30pm - 2.30pm and 3pm - 4pm at Barrat Court, Skegness PE25 2PQ
- Friday 6 March 2020, 10.30am - 11.30am and 12pm -1pm at Meadow Close Community Centre, Bourne
If individuals don’t wish to share their views but need help and support we would ask them to contact their GP Surgery, call 111 or contact Macmillan at www.macmillan.org.uk or 0333 271 9338.
We want to hear people’s views on a new policy, giving wider access to fertility preservation services
People across the East Midlands are being asked for their views on proposals to introduce a new Gamete and Embryo Cryopreservation Policy. This will give more people the opportunity to have their sperm, eggs or embryos frozen for possible use at a later date, if they are about to have treatment which could cause permanent infertility.
This service, which is called cryopreservation, is already available on the NHS to many patients who are having cancer treatment, and it is proposed to extend the service to patients undergoing other procedures, including gender reassignment surgery or hormone therapy.
The new policy has been developed following guidance from NHS England, which states that fertility preservation services should be made equally available to all patients whose medical or surgical treatment may make them infertile.
We want to make sure that the new Gamete and Embryo Cryopreservation Policy works well for everyone. We want to know what people think about the policy and if there are any aspects we need to consider further, or other groups of patients which we may have overlooked.
How to take part
The survey is available online at 📝 https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GameteCP
Paper copies of the survey are also available. Please call the engagement office on 07773 031782 if you would like a copy.
The survey is open until Sunday March 1st 2020.
- Gametes Cryopreservation Policy FAQs
- Commissioning Policy for Gamete and Embryo cryopreservation - DRAFT.V0.6