Public and Patient Involvement Strategy

We recognise that patient and public involvement is about building relationships with people. This takes time, effort and commitment, as does sustaining them. 

The Trust is committed to working in partnership with patients to develop better ways of looking after them.

Our aims are to provide regualry talk and consult the communities we serve and also recognise staff will continuously improve the service we provide.


How can I get involved?

You can get involved by providing feedback, becoming a member or voltuneering your time. For more information on those opportunities see below:

Become a member
Provide Feedback

Engagement network

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Engagement Network

As part of our commitment to work in partnership with our patients and the communities we serve, we have developed an Engagement Network. We know some people find it difficult to provide feedback on our services through our traditional methods of engagement and we hope that this new network will help more people to give us their views.

The Engagement Network aims to build better links with local communities by connecting with established community groups, support groups, charities or other organisations. These groups can advocate for their members and provide valuable feedback to the Trust to help us to hear the voices of all the people we serve.

If you are a member of a local group who may like to be involved, please contact

Current Engagement Activities

We are currently running two projects:

Carers Passport Pilot Project

We are currently trialling a new ‘Carers Passport’ on a number of our inpatient wards. This is aimed at improving communication between staff and unpaid carers of our patients, and to ensure unpaid carers are given the support they need.

We are collecting people’s views on the passport now, with a view to rolling the carers passport out to all wards following feedback from the pilot period. You can view the passport here. and give us feedback via our online survey here.

Feedback from patients with Learning Disabilities and Autism

We are collecting feedback from patients who have a Learning Disability or Autism who have used any services provided by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. We want to know what we have done well and how we could improve our services. You can take out survey online on the links below, or email feedback to

Previous Engagement Activities

We have run three projects through our Engagement Network. We have gathered feedback from a range of local community groups and have been out to visit and speak to groups of people across the city. We also gather feedback through surveys to make sure we hear from as many people as possible.

Visiting Hours

In 2019/2020 we asked about your views on our flexible visiting policy for people visiting inpatients who stay at the hospitals.

Click here to view what we found out and the recommendations we are considering as a result of the feedback.

Accident and Emergency

In 2021/2022 we asked about your experiences in our Accident and Emergency Department at the Northern General Hospital.

Click here link to document below to find out about the feedback and the recommendations we are considering as a result.

Maternity Services

In 2022 we asked patients who had used our maternity services at the Jessop Wing.

Click here




Additional Information

Looking to volunteer?

We welcome volunteers of all ages. For further information please contact the voluntary services team on:

0114 2715735 or 2266045

or email:


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