Public Engagement / Consultation

“The Health Board places a strong commitment on listening to and acting on the views of citizens in Gwent.  Having strong relationships with people is key to how we do business and indeed how we may influence how people look after themselves and use our services when they need them.  We know that people are more open with us in spaces that are familiar to them, within their own communities and outside of a patient/clinician contact, where the relationship is very different.  We also know people prefer a localised discussion, one they can be comfortable in and one which has relevance.  We have heard the voices of over 20’000 people in the past few years and have a rich picture of the narrative of communities’ right across Gwent.  We would like to share some of that with you and will be using these pages to do so”
Claire Harding, Associate Director of Engagement
 

Engagement is about involving local people and organisations in the work of the Health Board, with a view to ensuring people receive information; are able to provide feedback on services they may have used; and to influence the future development of services in their area and making sure citizen view feeds into how, when and where healthcare services are provided.  

On these pages you will find out where the Health Board is engaging, what topics are raised and what consultations or opportunities to influence services are available, you will also find information on our engagement events, our general community discussions and many things that people ask us about.
Engage4Change (Street level engagement) The Engagement Team has committed to be in areas of high footfall in one of the 5 areas of Gwent every week. As such there is a rolling programme underway of Health Board presence in neutral public spaces such as supermarkets, market halls, one stop shops and leisure centres, offering the opportunity to reach into communities to hear their thoughts and views in a neutral environment. This appears to be an approach welcomed by the general population. It also ensures that many more people than those who you may engage through a public meeting are involved and having their voices heard and acted upon.
Better2gether This is where the Health Board works alongside partners to engage/involve people who others are also seeking to engage, this enables strong partnership working, the sharing of resource and the ability to collaborate regarding joint solutions to challenges shared.  Many organisations have been extremely generous in enabling our participation in their existing activities. 
Community Connects This activity relates to when the Health Board reaches into particular communities (either of common interest or geographically specific) Examples of this are Town Councils, Women’s Institute Groups and engagement with Muslim men through the mosques in Newport. 
Service Redesign & Development This is a much more internally focussed activity and sees the engagement team support clinicians and managers from across the organisation to ensure any change in service is compliant with the guidance in respect of NHS service change in Wales and is designed in a manner which is appropriate to elicit best possible involvement from the  population of Gwent.

2020

Date: Time: Location: Event Type:
Monday 10th February 09:00 - 16:00 Ebbw Vale Sports Centre

Community
Listening Day

Friday 21st February
Cancelled

09:00 - 16:0009:00 - 16:0009:00 - 16:0009:00 - 16:00 Caerphilly Leisure Centre Community Listening DayCommunity Listening DayCommunity Listening DayCommunity Listening DayCommunity
Listening Day
Thursday 27th February 09:00 - 16:00 Caerphilly Leisure CentreCaldicot Leisure Centre Community
Listening Day
Monday 2nd March 09:00 - 16:00 Newport Leisure Centre Community
Listening Day
Thursday 5th March 09:30 - 11:30 Tabor Centre, Brynmawr Talk Blaenau Gwent
Wednesday 11th March 09:00 - 16:0009:00 - 16:00 Cwmbran Stadium Community
Listening Day
Tuesday 17th March 09:00 - 16:00 Asda, Brynmawr Community
Listening Day
Wednesday 25th March 09:00 - 16:00 Caerphilly location Community
Listening Day
Thursday 26th March 09:30 - 11:30 Rhymney Library Talk Caerphilly
Monday 30th March 09:00 - 16:00 Morrisons, Abergavenny Community
Listening Day
Friday 3rd April 09:30 - 11:30
St Michaels Centre
Abergavenny
Talk Monmouthshire
Monday 6th April 09:00 - 16:00 ASDA Pillgwenlly Community Listening DayCommunity Listening DayCommunity Listening DayCommunity
Listening Day
Friday 17th April 09:00 - 16:00 Torfaen location TBC Community
Listening Day
Tuesday 21st April 10:00 - 14:00 Ebbw Vale College Campus
Health and Well-being Roadshow
Community
Listening Day
Wednesday 22nd April 10:00 - 14:0010:00 - 14:00 Pontypool College Campus
Health and Well-being Roadshow
Community
Listening Day
Thursday 23rd April 10:00 - 14:00 Usk College Campus 
Health and Well-being Roadshow
Community
Listening Day
Tuesday 28th April 10:00 - 14:00 Nash College Campus
Health and Well-being Roadshow
Community
Listening Day
Thursday 7th May 10:00 - 14:00 Cross Keys College Campus
Health and Well-being Roadshow
Community
Listening Day
Friday 1st May 09:30 - 11:30 Castle Room, Newport Leisure Centre Talk Newport
Wednesday 20th May 09:30 - 11:30 Congress Theatre, Cwmbran Talk Torfaen
Thursday 21st May 09:00 - 16:00 Blaenau Gwent location TBC Community
Listening Day
Tuesday 26th May 09:00 - 16:00 Castle Court Shopping Centre
(Caerphilly Bandstand)
Community
Listening Day
Wednesday 3rd June 09:00 - 16:00 Monmouthshire location TBC Community
Listening Day
Friday 12th June 09:00 - 16:00 Newport location TBC Community
Listening Day
Tuesday 16th June 09:00 - 16:00 Cwmbran Shopping Centre Community
Listening Day

 

Do you live in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport or Torfaen? Why not get involved? 
 
Being part of the ABUHB Peoples Network means that you will:
·         Receive information
·         Be able to offer feedback
·         Have an opportunity to influence services and developments
If you would like to join our network and consent for us to contact you, email us at engagement.abb@wales.nhs.uk giving us the following details:
 
1.      Name
2.      Address
3.      Organisation or community
4.      Telephone number
5.      Email address
If you would like to learn more about the work that we do please get in touch: 
Tel: 01633 435908
Engagement Team
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Lodge Road
St Cadocs
Caerleon
NP18 3XQ