A brief look at our current projects...
Share For You
As part of work to bring together local NHS and social care services under the ‘Oldham Cares’ banner, we are currently looking at ways to improve patient and carers experience of health and social care in Oldham by sharing patient records across providers such as the hospital; your GP and the Out of Hours service.
The Share For You Project will work with local people to:
- Identify Patient/Citizen Champions to help with engagement, particularly in primary care.
- Discuss how and if a public representative on the implementation board would be a benefit
- Raise awareness of the Share For You campaign
- Understand how we can measure the change in patient experience following implementation
- Agree how the public should be communicated with on this issue
- Feedback to the Project Board any issues relating to the sharing of records
Our next meeting is Tuesday 19 March, 5.30 -7.00pm
If you'd like to be involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 0161 622 6617.
Over The Counter (OTC) Medicine Review
Each year, the NHS Oldham in Oldhamspends a significant amount of money on medicines that are available to purchase over-the-counter. Some of this cost relates to prescriptions for patients who have long-term or complex conditions, but a considerable portion is also spent on minor conditions that may be considered suitable for self-care.
The CCG wants to hear the views of local patients, the public and other stakeholders on how to implement the NHS England proposals to draw up guidance for Oldham GPs.
You can take part in the survey and access an Easy Read version by clicking here
End Of Life Service Review
Starting spring 2019, we will be working with Oldham Healthwatch, Dr Kershaw’s Hospice and others to co-produce a new End of Life pathway for Oldham, with a timescale likely to be 12 to 18 months.
Despite the fact that we are all going to die, this is a subject most of us find very difficult to discuss - perhaps until it is too late. However, we want to look at this area in detail together with those with direct experience – either those of us approaching the end of life or caring for someone at this time.
We are keen to fully co—produce the new pathway (see Oldham’s Involvement Levels). This will be a very interesting piece of work looking at the whole issue – across health and social care, and commissioners and providers. We are also keen to understand more about the beliefs, preferences and experiences of all of Oldham’s diverse communities to help shape our new approach.
We are currently at the very first stages of scoping this work but its not too early to share your views – especially about what we should be looking at, what makes a ‘good death’ and what matters most to you about how and where we are cared for as we approach the end of our lives. To share your thoughts and receive updates about opportunities to help co-produce this work, please contact email@example.com.
Autism Way Forward Coproduction
Oldham’s Autism Partnership Board is called Autism Way Forward and meets once every two months, at least six times a year. After each Partnership Board meeting minutes are produced. The minutes explain the subjects we talk about, include members comments and questions and any actions we agree to.
A major role for the Autism Way Forward board is to develop and steer the Autism Strategy in Oldham. Autism Way Forward reports to Oldham’s Health and Wellbeing Board and links many of Oldham’s key strategic meetings including the Learning Disability Partnership Board, the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Board, the Mental Health Strategy Partnership Board and the Safeguarding Children and Adults Boards.
To find out more, please click here (External Website) to access the Terms of Reference, Strategy and minutes to meetings hosted on Oldham Council's website.
Oldham Cares: The Big Conversation
More than 500 Oldham residents have shared their views about their experiences of health and social care as part of the Oldham Cares ‘Big Conversation’ Survey.
And it’s been revealed that improving their diet, getting more exercise and teaching the next generation to harness life-long, healthy habits are the top three areas identified by respondents as their top three priorities.
Find out more about the work Oldham Cares is doing by clicking here (External Website).
Children and Young People
As part of our work to support the involvement of children, young people and parents in Oldham's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) agenda, we worked with colleagues at Oldham Council and Parents of Oldham In Touch (POINT) to develop a model we are calling Oldham's Involvement Levels.
Cluster Patient Participation Groups (Community Participation Groups)
Community Participation Groups are under development in each of Oldham's 5 cluster areas, and the emerging groups want to hear experiences of care from patients and services users as well as involve group members in engagement activities supporting future cluster developments.
If you would like to be involved in your local Cluster Patient Participation Group contact your GP's Patient Participation Group .
- North Cluster - Healthy Oldham Ltd
- South Cluster - Growing Health Communities Oldham Ltd
- East Cluster - Pennine Valley Community Health Oldham Ltd
- West Cluster - Milltown Alliance Ltd
- Central Cluster - ICC & Failsworth Primary Care Ltd