Healthy Communities events
Healthy Communities 2018
The centrepiece of the CCG’s engagement programme in 2018 was our stakeholder workshop on 20 November 2018 at Southampton Solent University’s ‘Spark’ building.
The event aimed to get patient input into the city’s new five year strategy for health and care, 2019-2024.
The event centred on the theme of how we can support communities and how communities can support the NHS over the next five years. It also gave diverse groups in the city an opportunity to have their say on what the priorities should be for health and care organisations in the city. 150 people attended, including twenty organisations taking part in the exhibition which preceded the main event.
During 2018, teams across health and care in the city have been working out what we think our priorities need to be, and during this event we asked attendees what they think about the work to date, to help inform how these plans progress.
We have come up with six goals for us as a city to achieve, which are all linked to addressing health inequalities. When we talk about health inequalities, we mean reducing unfair and avoidable differences in people’s health across our city.
The event consisted of two workshops, which asked attendees what they think about these goals, are they correct, what have their experiences been of health and care in the city, and how they think we can achieve the goals we agree together?
You can read the feedback from the event in our full report which will be published shortly.
Update, February 2019
We have created a strategic plan which has incorporated feedback received from a number of key system-wide groups:
- a public engagement event
- Southampton System Chiefs
- Better Care Steering Group
- Southampton Connect
- Joint Commissioning Board
- Health Overview & Scrutiny Panel
- Health & Wellbeing Board
The plan combines the national priorities set out in the recently published NHS Long Term Plan together with our local priorities. We will keep you updated on next steps.
Healthy Communities 2017
The CCG held an engagement event on 31 October 2017 at Southampton Solent University’s ‘Spark’ building.
The event centred on the theme of how we can support communities and how communities can support the NHS of the future. Over 160 people attended,including twenty one organisations taking part in the exhibition which preceded the main event.
Over the course of the evening, a short film about the future of primary care featuring staff from Solent NHS Trust was shown followed by a workshop to discuss how primary care was changing in the city. A second workshop was run by Cllr Satvir Kaur, Cabinet Member for Communities at Southampton City Council, to debate how the community could work together with the council, businesses and the arts to improve health outcomes. The feedback from these workshops has been analysed in this report and a number of actions have already taken place since the event.
The event also included updates on our Mental Health Matters consultation and the work of the CCG. This gave our clinical leads and senior commissioners an opportunity to showcase the excellent work undertaken by the CCG in recent months.
You can read a full report on this event here.