Have your say on the future of our local NHS

Wednesday 27th March, 2019

Do you want to influence the future of our local NHS?

Have you got ideas of how we can make health and care better for your local community?

How can we prioritise what we need to focus on most to make health and care better for everyone?

Over the last month, health professionals have been at a number of events asking local people for their views and how we can make things better.

This week two surveys have been launched to give people a different way to have their say.

Focused on two areas – how to give people more control over their care and how to give people better support – the two surveys ask to hear your honest views about how things can improve.

They are available on the 'Our health and care...our FUTURE pages of our website. 

The surveys are part of a wider exercise to hear from local communities about how we can make care better for people living in our local area.

At the start of this year the NHS Long Term Plan was published and local NHS organisations have to develop plans by the autumn which will set out how the national plan will work locally.

We want these local plans to be co-produced as much as possible with as many different people, groups and communities as possible to make sure they truly reflect the needs of our population.

To date we have held events in Worthing, Chichester, Littlehampton and Midhurst, and further events are being planned for later this Spring.

There has been a wide range of feedback about how local services can improve and the need for closer working between health and care.

In particular, we have been asking for people’s priorities and where further work is needed.

Key themes include a greater focus on prevention, access to GP services, and a better way of working to bring together traditional NHS services with the wide range of support from voluntary and community organisations.

If you are in a community group or local organisation that would like to get involved in these discussions please feel free to contact the CCG and we can work with you to organise your own session.

Want to have your say but not sure how? Visit the 'Getting Invoved' pages of our website to read more and find out how you can get involved.