Local NHS leaders are asking these questions, and more, as they begin the ‘Your Big Health Conversation’ process, looking at the future of healthcare in this area. It is clear that the local NHS simply cannot go on as it is and leaders are looking at how services could and should change. As a result, they would be grateful for feedback from people in the local area.
Please access the questions here.
This initial phase will run until the end of March. After that, the NHS will consider the feedback it has received and decide on how to then seek further, targeted feedback from the local community about more specific issues in the coming months.
‘Your Big Health Conversation’ is taking place now because the NHS faces a period of change. There are opportunities to build stronger networks of care, close to where people live, giving people better support than ever before. At the same time there are also tough questions about how the NHS can live within its means when the need for healthcare is rising faster than the resources available, and how to cope with emerging shortages of key staff groups, such as GPs.
The three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) serving Portsmouth, Fareham and Gosport, and South Eastern Hampshire, are running the ‘Your Big Health Conversation’ until the end of March.