Your health, your life, your choice, our passion...
We are here for you and we want you to get involved.
Whether you are a patient, a carer or a family member; whether you are a Member, a Governor, a local partner or simply live or work in Rotherham – you should feel assured that we are here for you, providing the care you need when you need it.
We are committed to working as part of our community and take our responsibilities very seriously. As an NHS Foundation Trust we are accountable to you, the public, and we have a role to play in ensuring Rotherham has a strong and vibrant future.
To do that, we need your help. If you care about health care in Rotherham, then you care about us and the services we provide.
So, do you want to get involved?
Health care is our passion and we will continue to work hard to improve the health of the people we care for and we believe that together, we can make a real difference.
So, join us today. That way we can be sure to deliver a level of care that meets – and hopefully exceeds – your needs, both now and in the future. For more information about how to get involved as a member of the Trust, a member of the public or a patient please click here to see our strategy for Patient Experience, Engagement and Involvement.
Use the menu on the left to find out how you can get involved in the work we do.
How do we involve members, patients and the local community?
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is an acute and community Trust and a Public
Benefit Corporation. The Trust’s primary
purpose is to deliver NHS services in line with national guidelines and also to
respond to the requirements of the health community it serves.
requires the Trust to consult the general public when substantial changes to
services are proposed and the Trust has a duty to involve patients and the
of change proposed will determine the level of consultation required which
could range from a full public consultation to a consultation involving only
the Trust’s Council of Governors. Full
public consultations may be undertaken by the Trust alone, in conjunction with
NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group or with the South Yorkshire and
Bassetlaw Integrated Care System.
Board of Directors welcomes the views and opinions of all patients, carers,
members of the public, Members of the Foundation Trust, Governors and other stakeholders
who have an existing connection with, or interest in the running of, the Trust.
end the Trust makes efforts to develop good communication with the local
community through many different channels, some of which are detailed below:
monthly Board of Directors’ meetings in public at the end of which members of
the public are invited to ask questions
attendance at the quarterly Council of Governors’ meetings which are open to
members of the public
‘Governors Surgeries’ at the hospital and in the community
communications with our Members including the ‘Your Choice’ magazine
‘Your Health’ magazine
social media posts on Facebook and Twitter
annual ‘Quality Priorities Showcase’ event for patients, public, stakeholders
and staff to consult on the Trust’s quality improvement priorities
Annual Members Meeting at which the Trust’s Annual Report & Accounts are
presented detailing the work of the Trust over the year
and patient engagement forums for example the Ophthalmology open day and the Rotherham Maternity Voices Partnership
events to ensure involvement and engagement of patients and family on key
issues e.g. the Child Development Service Review and promotion the Trust’s
research activities on Clinical Trials Day
maintains an open communication with Members, patients and their carers, the
public and other stakeholders and maximises the opportunities that its numerous
corporate relationships provide. For
example, the Trust actively engages with the local Health Select Commission,
Rotherham Healthwatch, NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group and Rotherham
Metropolitan Borough Council to understand the health needs and concerns of the
Commissioning Groups (CCG) have separate obligations in relation to patient and
public involvement to those of Foundation Trusts. Details of the manner in which NHS Rotherham
CCG involves patients and the local community can be found on their website: http://www.rotherhamccg.nhs.uk/consulting-and-engaging.htm
addition, the Trust is member of the South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Integrated
Care System (ICS) which is responsible for involving patients and the public on
behalf of individual organisations in relation to any proposed changes to
service provision across the ICS. For
more information on the way in which the ICS involves patients and the public
please visit their website: https://www.healthandcaretogethersyb.co.uk/get-involved/get-involved