We would like to invite you to join us at one of the free events below to discuss our plans for the future of health and care in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight:
We are hosting this event to discuss with local people, staff and our key stakeholders how we are responding to the commitments set in the national NHS Long Term Plan. We will be describing our local priorities based on the opportunities available to us, the current challenges we face such as increasing demand and the availability of workforce and crucially, what our population has told us needs to change.
The event takes the format of a drop-in session so you are welcome to come at any time during the three hours. There, we will describe our plans for the future on topics such as mental health, prevention, cancer and GP services and ask people for their feedback. We will have a number of presentations throughout the evening, as well as a wellbeing area demonstrating our focus on staying well and preventing ill health.
These events follow on from a system-wide survey that our partners in Healthwatch ran to determine what local people wanted to support their health and care needs. We received around 700 responses to the survey, so many thanks to all those who took the time to take part. Trends among the earlier responses suggested there was a willingness among our population to improve their own health and wellbeing, to live healthier lives, but that they wanted more support and fewer obstacles in order to be able to do so. They also felt that they wanted to embrace technology to manage their health but were keen to ensure that face to face interaction, when needed, was still a priority especially when accessing GP services.
All of this work will feed into the development of the long-term plan for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, which is due to be completed in November, and will form the basis for the planning of health and care services four our area over the next few years.
In order to attend the event located closest to you, please register your interest by clicking on one of the links below: