January 20 2020

On 20th January United Communities welcomed members for its first meeting of 2020 at the Rushmoor Borough Council offices in Farnborough.

United Communities brings together service users, carers, local support organisations and professionals from across the North East Hampshire and Farnham area to discuss local mental health provision, national and local priorities and new initiatives.

Steve Manley, Engagement Manager for North East Hampshire and Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), welcomed attendees and provided updates on organisational changes which see the North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG come together with Surrey Heath CCG and East Berkshire CCG to form the Frimley Collaborative.

Although this sounds like big change, each CCG will remain focused on providing for local residents and on its local priorities whilst coming together to reduce inequalities where able. As part of the newly Formed Frimley Collaborative we welcome Dr Andy Brooks, local GP, as our Clinical Chief Officer. If you would like to know more about Dr Brooks you can find his bio on our Leadership page.

As discussed at previous meetings Steve reminded us that the North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG and therefore the Frimley Collaborative are part of a wider system known as the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS) which brings together partners from across health and social care to work together to better join up health, care and wellbeing services.

Steve took the group briefly through the 5-year strategy ambitions which were collaboratively produced and have recently been launched by the Frimley Health and
Care ICS.

Find out more about the session in the meeting summary here.

Click on the below image to see the presentation given at the meeting.

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