Consultations, Surveys and Events

The Consultation Institute logoEngaging and involving local people and stakeholders is central to achieving our vision to improve the health of Birmingham and Solihull people. You can find out more here.

The CCG is also an organisational member of The Consultation Institute, which is a not-for-profit best practice institute promoting high-quality public and stakeholder consultation. Several members of the communications and engagement team have achieved continuous professional development status with The Consultation Institute, which helps us to ensure we’re carrying out high-quality and best practice engagement with local people.

What happens next?

Updates on consultations, engagement and events we have held are available on the You said, we did page.

Current opportunities:

 Join us at our patient involvement session and first annual general meeting!

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You can take part in the patient involvement session from 3pm, featuring a national speaker who will be championing the patient voice, and outlining the benefits and value of engaging with the local NHS.

From 5pm, you can also come along to learn about all the exciting things the CCG has been up to in its first year as an organisation, and get an exclusive first glimpse of the 2018/19 annual report. Following the presentation, there will also be a question and answer session, where the audience has the opportunity to put questions to the governing body and find out about the organisation and its plans going forward.

You can register to book your place on the patient involvement session, the formal presentation, or both, by clicking here


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Have your say on how the NHS should change in Birmingham

People keen to influence the future of the NHS in Birmingham are being encouraged to make their views known in a series of events this month. Independent health and care champion Healthwatch Birmingham is involved in the ‘What would you do?’ campaign to encourage people in the city to share their views about what changes to local NHS services should look like. Find out more here.

How you can have your say:

  • Tell us what your local NHS can do to help you and your community stay well and provide better support by completing the national survey
  • If you are living with cancer, mental health conditions, heart and lung diseases, long-term conditions, such as diabetes and arthritis, learning disabilities, autism, conditions such as dementia complete the specific national survey
  • People can share their views by contacting Healthwatch Birmingham directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0800 652 5278 or 0121 636 0990.

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) service

In June 2018, Birmingham was inspected by Ofsted and the CQC. The purpose of the inspection was to review the implementation of the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) reforms set out in the Children and Families Act 2014. Following the inspection, Birmingham City Council and Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group were required to submit a Written Statement of Action (WSOA) to address significant area of weakness in the local area’s practice.

A partnership comprising of Birmingham City Council, Birmingham and Solihull CCG, Birmingham Children’s Trust and Birmingham Community Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust is working together to deliver a new and improved SEND service over the next 18 months. Since the first survey took place in November 2018 there have been improvements in:

  • Customer service and responding to email and phone calls
  • How all services are contributing to Education Care and Health Plans
  • The way the ‘voice’ of young people is heard in understanding their ambitions
  • The way staff are trained
  • How young people aged 14 and above are supported to become young adults
  • The launch of a new Parent and Carer Forum
  • How we are working with parents and carers, and listening to the feedback that they give us
  • Investment in NHS therapy services to reduce waiting times, and improved support whilst children are waiting
  • The way complaints are managed and how we are learning from complaints.

The partnership is keen to understand how these changes have impacted on children and families. If you are the parent or carer of a child who uses SEND services, or a part of a voluntary sector organisation that works with them, please complete their short survey here.


National call for evidence to inform review of the autism strategy

Views from autistic people, their families and carers as well as those of professionals are sought as part of a national call for evidence to inform a review of the autism strategy. It is aimed at finding out what is working and where progress has been made and where there needs a push to transform the lives of autistic people, their families and carers.

More information and the opportunity to have your say is available here.

The deadline for responses is 16 May 2019.


Personal health budget, integrated personal budget and personal wheelchair budget questionnaire

All personal health budget, integrated personal budget and personal wheelchair budget holders, whether current or historical, are invited to share their feedback about their experiences. NHS England would also like to hear from budget holders who filled in the survey last year. Find out more and fill in the questionnaire before the closing date of 14 May 2019 here.


Implementing the NHS Long Term Plan - Proposals for possible changes to legislation

NHS England and NHS Improvement are running two national events aimed at people who work in and use NHS services. Participants will hear directly from NHS leaders about the proposals and how they aim to improve the planning and delivery of care. There will also be group discussions so that people can explore the plans in more detail.

The events will be from 10am-2pm in central London on 3 April 2019, and central Leeds on 16 April 2019. If you are interested in attending please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out how to book a place.

The NHS Long Term Plan included suggested legislative changes to help implement the plan faster and more effectively. NHS England has set these out in further detail and invite NHS staff, partner organisations and interested members of the public to give their views on the proposals. You can read more information about the proposals on the NHS Long Term Plan website and then complete an online survey to share your views.

The deadline for responses is Thursday 25 April 2019.


Are you a patient at Kingshurt Medical Practice?

Are you a patient at Kingshurt Medical Practice in the Kingshurt/Shard End area of Birmingham? We are currently running a patient survey to ask your views of the practice, what is working well and what could be improved. Let us know by taking a survey below:

The closing date for this survey is Friday 5 April 2019.


Are you a patient at Nechells Practice?

Are you a patient at Nechells Practice? We are currently running a patient survey to ask your views of the practice, what is working well and what could be improved. Let us know here.

The closing date for this survey is Friday 15 March 2019.


Children and young people’s health services

Are you a parent of a child or young person? We want to hear from you! NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG recognises that health and well-being is crucial in children and young people developing their fullest potential in life.

The CCG knows that there are inequalities in the health of children and young people in Birmingham and Solihull, and that there needs to be more emphasis on the importance of early intervention to reduce long term ill health, and prevent the development of chronic conditions long term.

Are health services being offered in a way that suits you and your children’s needs?

  • Parents - tell us your views here
  • Children and young people - tell us your views here

The closing date is Friday 15 March 2019.


Are you a patient at Oakleaf Medical Practice or First Care Practice?

Are you a patient at Oakleaf Medical Practice in Washwood Heath, or First Care Practice in Balsall Heath? We are currently running a patient survey to ask your views of the practice, what is working well and what could be improved. Let us know by taking a survey below:

The closing date for these surveys is Thursday 28 February 2019.

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Consultation on a review and update of CCG guidance on Items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care

NHS England continues to partner with NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) to support clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in ensuring that they can use their prescribing resources effectively and deliver best patient outcomes from the medicines that their local population uses. A national public consultation has been launched on proposals to update and review commissioning guidance on eight more products. In most cases there are other more effective, safer and/or cheaper alternatives available to the items that NHS England is recommending should not be routinely prescribed in primary care.

The consultation runs from Wednesday 28 November 2018 until Thursday 28 February 2019. Details of public consultation events can be found here.


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