NHS Oldham CCG

The number of people affected is less than an estimated 0.05% of the total population in Oldham 

The consultation will set out all viable options on the NHS funding of IVF cycles for Oldham patients (i.e. 3, 2, 1 and 0 cycles) and set out the rationale for the preferred option (1 cycle).

The process of consulting with the public will be carried out through a mixture of face to face and online work. The face to face work will target groups known to have an interest in conception and especially assisted conception and typically involve presentations and facilitated discussions on the issues. Online questionnaires will be hosted on Oldham CCG’s website and promoted via social media channels and the Health Huddle database which currently has over 1,500 members. This is more likely to reflect the views of the wider public. Paper copies of the consultation questionnaire will be made available on request.

Partners such as Healthwatch, Fertility Fairness and Fertility Network UK, alongside local news organisations will also be asked to promote the consultation through their social media channels and support networks.

The consultation will be overseen by a Consultation Oversight Group chaired by the CCG’s Vice Chair/ Lay Member for Patient and Public Involvement. This group will ensure statutory duties are met and formally receive and review the consultation submissions with clinical input before making a recommendation to the CCG Governing Body.

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12 Drop in sessions will be held for people to discuss the consultation in person, and have opportunity to complete the survey. The sessions will be held in the following locations:

  • Town Centre Oldham Cares ‘Pop up shop’
  • Oldham Central Library (x 3 sessions)
  • Chadderton Health & Wellbeing Centre
  • Royton Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • Oldham Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • Honeywell Centre
  • St Chads Community Centre
  • Wernerth & Freehold Community Development Centre
  • Alexandra Children’s Centre
  • Springhead Community Centre

Drop in sessions will be held in a mixture of public spaces such as libraries, parent & toddler groups, and baby clinics/ sure start centres. 

The views of the people in Oldham will also be captured by an  online survey, which will be available in paper format on request.

Alongside this activity, the following will take also take place:

  • Promotion through all existing networks including through Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector organisations, Healthwatch Oldham, and seeking views from groups
  • Face to Face engagement with Oldham residents
  • Healthwatch Oldham Women’s Health Forum on November 28th at the Millennium Centre, Oldham,
  • Engagement session in the Oldham Care pop up shop and Locality Devolution Difference Event  in October.
  • Requests for presentations to specific groups or meetings are welcomed.
  • Views invited to be sent to the CCG by letter or by e-mail.
  • Press release at the start of the survey
  • Communication to Health Huddle members at the start/ mid point and a week before consultation close.
  • Promotion on the CCG website with content including on the home page, NHS Oldham CCG Facebook page and Oldham Cares Twitter account

Large print paper copies of the consultation material will be made available at all engagement events, copies in alernative languages and Braille will be made availablel on request, please email oldccg.hello@nhs.net.