Calling parents and carers across the Humber – Tell the NHS what matters to you

Deadline 6th December 2021

Across the Humber, the NHS and local partners are looking at ways to improve healthcare in our region and they want your input to help us make the best changes for you and your family.
The Humber Acute Services programme is looking at how to make healthcare work better for local people. It is looking at the types of healthcare and treatments that people typically receive from one of the five main hospitals in the region:

• Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby
• Scunthorpe General Hospital
• Hull Royal Infirmary
• Castle Hill Hospital
• Goole and District Hospital

They are thinking about how these services could be provided differently in the future, whether in hospitals or GP surgeries, at home or on the high street.

They would really like to hear from parents and carers of children and young people who have experience of using one of these hospitals for paediatric care to better understand from your perspective what works well, what doesn’t and what could change to improve your experience.

Please take 5 minutes to complete this short survey  to help them to understand what is most important to you as they work to plan for the future

For more information on the Humber Acute Services Programme, please click here .

Children and Young People – What matters to you?

Your NHS is making changes and they want to know what children and young people think. Whether you’re 18 months or 18 years or any age in between, they want to know what they can do to look after you the best they can and make you feel better quickly. They also want to hear from your parents, carers and other important adults in your life.

They want to understand what worries you about coming into hospital, what is ok and what you would change if you had a magic wand! 

Click here for more information, and to take part   or ask a grown up to email or call 07593444919 and they will send you a booklet in the post for you to fill in at home.

Prizes to be won! You can also win a cool prize for getting involved!

For more information on the Humber Acute Services Programme, please click here 

Making flexible working the default

Deadline 1st December

This consultation contains proposals to reform flexible working regulations (The Flexible Working Regulations 2014).

It also covers the wider work being undertaken by the government to encourage and support flexible working, and responds to relevant proposals from the July 2019 Good Work Plan: Proposals to support families consultation.

Flexible working can be particularly valuable for those who need to balance their personal lives with their working lives, including those with caring responsibilities. It can also bring benefits to employers – attracting more applicants and increasing productivity and motivation levels among staff.

In 2003, legislation came into force which provided parents and certain other carers with a right to request a flexible working arrangement, which covered work location, working hours and working pattern. In 2014, the right to request a flexible working arrangement was extended to all employees with 26 weeks continuous service.

This consultation seeks to go further, and its proposals would affect both employers who receive flexible working requests and individuals who are looking to change their contracted working arrangements.

The territorial extent of these proposals extends to England, Wales, and Scotland. Employment law is devolved to Northern Ireland.

You can find out more, and respond, here

Commission on Young Lives: call for evidence

Deadline 30th November

The Commission on Young Lives, an independent commission set up to research and design a new national system to support vulnerable young people in England, has opened a call for evidence.

They are looking to hear from frontline workers, system leaders and commissioners, and those with lived experience.

The closing date for submissions is 30 November 2021.

You can find full information here