NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wants to hear from local residents about their experiences of the Coronavirus pandemic to help improve services. There are two opportunities to get involved: participating in a virtual community forum and an online survey. More details below.
Virtual Community Forum
NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) would like to invite you to the next Community Forum, on 29th July 2020, between 2.30pm and 3.30pm. This will be a virtual event that will offer the opportunity to hear from us about the response to the pandemic, plans for the future, new ways of working and how feedback from local people is helping to shape the work of the CCG.
We understand that a virtual meeting does not allow for the same type of conversations that we would normally have face to face, so in order to get the most out of our time together we will be sharing more information and guidance a bit nearer the time on how you will be able to contribute during the event.
You can register for the event HERE and we encourage you to share this opportunity with your friends, family and colleagues.
Share your views and experiences
We also want to better understand the experiences that you and your family have had during the COVID-19 global pandemic. We have developed a survey with questions that focus not only on access to health and care services but also on how you have been coping and looking after yourself.
The views and experiences you provide us with will be used to shape your local health and care services, as well as influence the way we work with and support communities like yours, both during and after this crisis.
We are aware that many different organisations are asking for feedback at the moment but we would really appreciate your time and views at this critical moment for your local NHS health and care services.
This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and we will be sharing the initial findings at the Community Forum. Please share with friends, family and contacts so that we can get a real picture of what has worked and what has been challenging for local people.
The survey can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NEHFCCG. Please share this link with others who live in North East Hampshire or Farnham.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, people who work in health and care services and the voluntary and community sector across the South West have offered new choices to patients and the public, for example, by making more use of online and telephone appointments.
Our NHS colleagues across the South West, including Dorset, would like to know what you think about these new ways of working to help them understand how they can best meet the future needs of the people living in our region.
Please share your views by clicking on the link below. The survey should take between 10-15 minutes:
The information you provide will be used by health and care organisations and commissioners at NHS England and NHS Improvement in the South West to help them understand what suits different people best in different parts of our region.
The survey will be open until 31 July, 2020. A report with the results of the survey will be published on the NHS England and NHS Improvement South West website and participating health and care organisations and shared with those who provide their email addresses.
The Dorset Cancer Partnership is seeking members of the public living in Dorset, Hampshire or the Isle of Wight to take part in user testing of their new website, Cancer Matters Wessex. Your feedback will help the development of the website before it is launched later this year.
What is Cancer Matters Wessex?
Cancer Matters Wessex is a new website that aims to provide more local and personalised information for cancer patients in Dorset and Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, including people who have had cancer in the past or are worried they may have cancer, and for family, friends and carers of patients living with cancer. The website is sponsored by the Wessex Cancer Alliance in collaboration with the Dorset Cancer Partnership and Macmillan Cancer Support.
The first phase launch of the website will focus on information about COVID-19 for cancer patients and how it will impact on their lives. The second phase launch will focus on information about specific cancer pathways, including diagnosis, treatment and support available.
How can I get involved?
If you’d like to participate in the user testing of the website, you will need access to an email account and a computer. Contact Ruth Webster (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 10 July for further information.