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Feedback on recent Consultations, Surveys and Campaigns

Below is some feedback from recent consultations, surveys and campaigns that carers in Sunderland may have taken part in.

NHS South of Tyne and Wear logoExtending Patient Choice and Quality across NHS South of Tyne and Wear

Any Qualified Provider (AQP): local update for patients, public and carers, November 2012

Following consultation with patients and clinicians across Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland, NHS South of Tyne and Wear, working with the three local Clinical Commissioning Groups, have committed to increasing quality of services and choice of provider so that patients can choose a service that best meets their needs in the following service areas:

  • Adult Hearing Services in the community
  • Anticoagulation Monitoring Service (for non-complex patients)
  • Podiatry Services (not including biomechanics or orthotics)

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NHS South of Tyne and Wear logo'Getting better together' - results of the consultation about services for sick and injured children

The consultation began on 7th December 2011 inviting patients, health professionals and the general public to give their views on the future of services for acutely sick and injured children across Gateshead, Sunderland and South Tyneside.  It closed on 30th April 2012.

Following the consultation the Board of NHS South and Tyne and Wear Trust have approved the implementation of Option 2 described below.

Future pathway (Option Two in the consultation document):

  • walk-in centre and minor injuries services available to children of all ages;
  • children's community nursing team support for acutely ill/injured children and young people, to be provided 7 days a week with extended hours in the evening;
  • children's short-stay assessment units in hospitals in Gateshead, Sunderland and SouthTyneside, available 24 hours each day;
  • inpatient care at Sunderland Royal Hospital and the Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle.

To address concerns that had been raised during the consultation the Board also agreed that implementation of this pathway must include:

  • clarity on support arrangements (financial and other) for families travelling to inpatient units
  • choice of inpatient unit (and monitoring of this being offered)
  • appropriate community and short stay services to be in place prior to any change in inpatient arrangements
  • particular attention to the requirements of children with special needs and parents with learning disabilities/difficulties
  • appropriate and meaningful mechanisms to involve children, young people and their families in ongoing evaluation of the pathway

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