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Participation Update

The Participation Update is our old stakeholder newsletter, aimed at the patients, carers and communities that liaised with South Devon and Torbay CCG. It was designed to keep people up to date about the latest news and opportunities and give them a better understanding about the CCG and the work that it does​. The Participation Update has now been superseded by the Commissioning Bulletin, a joint stakeholder newsletter between South Devon and Torbay CCG and NEW Devon CCG.

Issue 32 (25 April 2018) includes information on: the local Stay Well This Winter recall survey; proposals for a new Teignmouth health centre; and March's primary care commissioning committee meeting.

Issue 31 (23 March 2018) includes information on: the Devon equality and diversity survey; Yellow Card's award success; the local Easter health campaign; and social media workshops for PPGs and practices.

Issue 30 (14 February 2018) includes information on: integrated care systems; a primary care roundup; the local re-procurement of children's services; and local involvement opportunities.

Issue 29 (18 December 2017) includes information on: the NHSquicker app for local urgent services; a primary care roundup; and representatives from PPGs across Devon looking to work more interactively.

Issue 28 (4 August 2017) includes information on: our survey on children's services; CCG ratings from NHS England; steps towards closer working in Devon; and July's primary care commissioning committee meeting.

Acute Services Review Special (20 June 2017): The results of a review into how acute services in Devon could be provided more effectively have been announced. This special Participation Update details the recommendations.

Issue 27 (15 June 2017) includes information on: the CCG's health fair and AGM; a workshop to help design a waiting time app; June's primary care commissioning committee meeting; and carers' evaluation of wards.

Issue 26 (17 May 2017) includes information on: new appointments at the CCG; the Dart Patients Group; the CCG's Annual General Meeting; and April and May's primary care commissioning committee meetings.

Issue 25 (17 March 2017) includes information on: the CCG Engagement committee; Devon STP activity; surveys and consultations; changes to community services; and the primary care commissioning committee.

Issue 24 (17 February 2017) includes information on: primary care commissioning update; acute services review engagement events; the end-of-life survey; and the future of services for carers.

Issue 23 (20 January 2017) includes information on: the consultation recommendations on the future of community services; our new flu campaign; the primary care commissioning committee; and re-procuring children's services.

Issue 22 (16 December 2016) includes information on: involvement in the Sustainability and Transformation Plan; re-procuring children's services; the primary care commissioning committee; and end of year messages.

Issue 21 (18 November 2016) includes information on: patient representation on the CCG's primary care commissioning committee; re-procuring children's services; strong figures for A&E; and the reports on Mears.

Primary Care Special (25 August 2016): We have now finished analysing the survey feedback and looking at how it will influence our work. This special Participation Update details the questions, the findings and the themes.

Issue 20 (22 July 2016) includes information on: results of the CCG primary care survey; satisfaction rates for South Devon and Torbay GPs are above national average; and mental health improvements for Devon.

Issue 19 (3 June 2016) includes information on: the sustainability and transformation for Devon; the CCG's Annual Report and Accounts 2015/16; NHS 111 services in Devon; and funding for Vanguard.

Issue 18 (9 March 2016) includes information on: A&E pressure and MIU changes; the CCG's upcoming social media conversations; the primary care survey; and Public Health England's adult lifestyle campaign.

Issue 17 (15 February 2016) includes information on: our patient survey for our primary care strategy; meeting dates for the Primary Care Commissioning Committee; Vanguard funding; and updates on recent CQC inspections.

Issue 16 (15 January 2016) includes information on: the financial pressures on the CCG; our Vanguard workstreams; the results of the GP patient survey; and changes to mental health and wellbeing services.

Issue 15 (18 December 2015) includes information on: the CCG's urgent care Vanguard status; a proposed merger of Newton Abbot locality's six practices; and the relocation of Bovey Tracey's hospital beds.

Issue 14 (4 December 2015) includes information on: our current status of our community consultation; x-ray facilities in Dawlish; the Torbay Mental Health Clinic Hub; and the planned CQC inspection of Torbay Hospital.

Issue 13 (28 October 2015) includes information on: delivering our successful Vanguard bid; the new self-care policy; medical cover at Paignton Hospital; the keep warm, keep well campaign; and the children's stop flu party.

Issue 12 (13 October 2015) includes information on: the launch of Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust; the 2015/16 winter plan; the new medical director of the ICO; and the health and wellbeing event at Stokenham.

Issue 11 (21 September 2015) includes information on: an update on the Integrated Care Organisation (ICO) from the chief executive of Torbay Hospital; the 2015/16 winter plan; and the clinical policy committee.

Issue 10 (27 August 2015) includes information on: the CAMHS transformation plan; joint commissioning; the integrated care organisation go-live date; and Torquay's crisis house bid success.

Issue 9 (3 August 2015) includes information on: our successful Vanguard bid; a new model of care proposal for Dartmouth; peer support for veterans in Torbay; and the Dartmouth MIU during Regatta week.

Issue 8 (6 July 2015) includes information on: an introduction to our new chief clinical officer; decision on coastal consultation; new non-executive directors; new Mindline and an awareness event on reducing suicides.

Issue 7 (23 June 2015) includes information on: community services consultation at Scrutiny Committee; problems with E-Referral system; the perfect week; and trialling a single way for the public to get involved in health services.

Issue 6 (8 June 2015) - includes information on: mental health crisis care agreement; the integrated care organisation; a new toolkit for being involved in health services; and Blue Light Days.

Issue 5 (22 May 2015) includes information on: our new chief clinical officer, Coastal consultation report; the perinatal mental health and the crisis house; PPG events; and adult Asperger syndrome and childhood sepsis.

Issue 4 (7 May 2015) includes information on: developments at A&E; one-year cancer survival rates; scarlet fever, chicken pox and measles; health and wellbeing events; and a webinar on social media aimed at PPGs.

Issue 3 (21 April 2015) includes information on: integrated psychological therapies strategy; A&E bank holiday performance; new VR technology at Torbay Hospital; the mental health taskforce; and a webinar on social media.

Issue 2 (7 April 2015) includes information on: pathways for GP-referred patients; end-of-life care planning; the mental health crisis house; early help practice; and new contracts and regulations.

Issue 1 (25 March 2015) includes information on: Integrated Care Organisation and CCG joint Board meeting; the new MIND listening service; views needed on urgent care strategy; and a new booklet for people affected by strokes.​​