We want to involve our patients and our wider population in the decisions that we need to make about the services we commission for the people of North Yorkshire.

‘Formal consultation’ describes the statutory requirement of NHS bodies to consult with patients, the public and stakeholders when considering a proposal for a substantial development of or change to a health service. This is outlined in regulation 23 of the Local Authority (Public Health, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny) Regulations 2013.

Our process for undertaking any formal consultation includes an Equality Impact Assessment to support the consultation process, as well as a consultation checklist to ensure all consultations are consistent.

This page will be updated regularly with consultation information that’s relevant to NHS North Yorkshire CCG and local health services.

From time to time, we may also include information about national consultations.

Equality monitoring and protected characteristics

In our engagements and consultations, we will always ask you to provide us with ‘equality monitoring’ information. This section is optional but provides us with important data about the characteristics of the people we hear from. These can include sex, age, ethnicity, carer status, sexuality, disabilities etc. for example. By doing this, we are able to identify any gaps in our responses; we can then make efforts to include those communities we have yet to hear from. We would appreciate your time and effort in completing that section if you are happy to do so.