It’s been another successful and productive year for Wessex Voices. We have continued to support NHS England – South (Wessex) commissioners in the Public Health and Primary Care teams and the Clinical Networks to involve people in the design and delivery of their services. We are also supporting the Hampshire and Isle of Wight (HIOW) and Dorset Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to improve their patient and public involvement.
We have been involved in a number of engagement activities across the Wessex region including:
‘Kick cancer out of Boscombe’ event with the Wessex Cancer Alliance. This cancer awareness raising event, reached over 600 people offering everything from health advice, mole checks, education, signposting and counselling if required. Around 300 visited an inflatable colon, where Bournemouth Hospital staff provided expert advice, information and signposting.
‘WESFIT: Patients experience of exercise and cancer’ focus groups, again with the Alliance. One key thing that will change is that patients in the WESFIT pilot will be given some support to return to exercising after their surgery.
‘Maternity Services Survey 2017 - Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth’.
This specifically commissioned engagement activity received feedback from 1215 women and 63 birthing partners.
To read more about our involvement activities and plans for the future, please read the full report below.