Local patients are being asked for their views to help develop the next wave of community health services for North East Hampshire and Farnham.
Users of a range of health services can share their experiences and thoughts, all of which will be used by NHS planners to improve the services available.
NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which oversees most of the health services provided to the area’s 225,000 registered patients, hopes as many people as possible will take part.
Dr Karl Bennett, the CCG’s Clinical Director for Community Services, said: “Over the past few years we have been changing the way local health services are delivered, looking to support people in their homes or communities more and reduce the amount of time they spend in hospital.
“To be able to support this system, we need to make sure that we have high-quality, robust community services in place and now that we are reviewing the services, we need local people to tell us what works and what we need to improve.
“Their views can help us to make the services as effective as possible and allow people to be at home and have greater control over their own health and wellbeing.”
The survey is running until the end of August and can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/L67BQFJ
Community Services cover most healthcare services that fall between a GP surgery and a large acute hospital. They typically provide care in community hospitals, local clinics or the patient’s home, and include:
- nursing care for wound management and medication management
- support for people with long-term conditions from a team of different health and care practitioners with a wide-range of skills and knowledge
- specialist support for specific conditions such as dementia and multiple sclerosis (MS), and care for people in nursing homes
- inpatient services at Fleet and Farnham hospital
- A number of engagement events will also be run to discuss specific services with local people. Anyone
wanting to take part can indicate this in the survey.