Fareham and Gosport 

Voluntary Sector Health Forum

 Community Action Fareham Main Page    Gosport Voluntary Action Main Page

2017 Meetings

Tuesday 7th Feb Fareham
Tues 2nd May Gosport   (note day after the bank holiday)
Tues 4th July Fareham
Tues 5th Sept Gosport
Tues 7th Nov Fareham

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Next Meeting: Tuesday 7th  February 2017
 12 noon (to include lunch) finishing at 2.30pm

in Fareham Community Church
PO16 0EF

Minutes of the November meeting.

 Please book in or give apologies using the form below

First Name
Will attend initial meeting on Tuesday 7th Feb November

  apologies for 7th February

  You only need to provide detail below if you are not known to the forum   - but please click "Submit"
Role in Organisation
Your Email Address
Any specific requirements (dietary or other)
Any Comments or message

Data Protection: Information given for this booking will only be used for administration of the Health Forum and not passed to any other organisation.


Previous meetings

November 2016 meeting

QA Paper on Review of Self-Administration of Drugs

Better Local Care (BLC) Care model      BLC Drivers & Domains   BLC Diagram    BLC Leaflet

Better Local Care 3 min Video          HCC Supportive Communities 3 min Video

Minutes of the September meeting

Quick notes of the July Meeting

Full Minutes of July Meeting        Key Facts Document       NHS's "Simple Guide for Staff - about the NHS"

  The meeting is open to one representative of Health Focussed Voluntary Organisations in Fareham and Gosport. 
Exceptionally more than one representative could attend but please contact us first.

Dates for 2016 (1st Tuesdays)   6th September – G,   1st November - F
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Agenda for July Meeting (Word) (pdf)
Supporting Members Fact Sheet     Model Medical Advice Policy

Minutes of May meeting (Word) (pdf)

CCG responses (Word) (pdf)

Got it Right Checklist



Minutes from March meeting
Safeguarding Adults You-Tube Link (a training video)






Main topics for 1st March meeting
1)  Review of Priorities - (please check yours) <Click here>
2)  Introduction to the Got It Right Award


Minutes of the January Meeting
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Minutes from November Forum Meeting
CCG_Responses to 1st Sept mtg
SDAS Presentation
Walking4 Health Presentation
Walking 4 Health 23 1/2 hours YouTube video


Agenda for 3rd Nov
Forum Evaluation Survey Link - please complete this in advance of the meeting so that we can have a full discussion about the future of the Forum.  Thank you

Minutes of previous meeting held 1st Sept
CCG responses at 30th June mtg

Consultation on "Co-designing health care with the Voluntary Sector"  closing date 6th Nov


Links to news items referred to at the 1st September meeting.

Community Action Fareham has a kit from the British Heart Foundation for CPR. It contains 10 manikins and DVD instructions for CPR and Defib awareness. The kit is available for clubs to use either on their own or with Community Action Fareham / GVA support.
We can add Trigger Tool awareness       Or Stroke "FAST"    Or Safeguarding (Scams or Protection from Abuse)   It is a great item for a club meeting to raise awareness.
Book the kit or a facilitated session by speaking to Jude Potts  jpotts@farehamaction.org.uk   01329 223155

HCC Section 75 Agreement Survey

Better Care Bulletin (4 page newsletter)

Improving Long Terms Conditions newsletter (we did not mention this at the meeting!)

Health Research about improving Care on Hospital Wards

QA “Tired of Being Tired” Course – 6 week self management course at Oasis Wellness Centre

Dates for September 2015 Programme
Thursday  24th September 6:00-7:30pm
Thursday  1st October 6:45- 7:30pm
Thursday 8th October 6:00-7:30pm
Thursday 15th October 6:45- 7:30pm
Thursday 22nd October 6:00-7:30pm
Thursday 29th October 6:45- 7:30pm 

OASIS Centre– Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, PO6 3LY

To register       Email valerie.robins@porthosp.nhs.uk  
 or Write to Valerie Robins Department of Rheumatology  Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, PO6 3LY

QA Arthritis and Connective Tissue Disease Patient and Public Conference
Weds 16th September at Mountbatten Centre 10 to 16.15

Westlands Health Centre Portchester
Wish to invite community groups to present about themselves for a week at a time. A stand / focal point is being purchased, so the group will need to provide some attendance there too – say 4 half days out of the week. Contact Jennie Romicheva at Community Action Fareham – jromicheva@farehamaction.org.uk  This will be a developmental activity in advance of the Surgery Signposters Pilot being extended to Fareham.

Note Streetlife rumour about surgeries in Gosport; surgeries are not closing- but arrangements are being changed so that health care is available.

Fareham Vol Sector Network lunch to meet MP Suella Fernandes  Thursday 9th October URC Church  - booking is essential

Community Action Fareham’s new website is now live! – have a look – unfortunately the Health Forum Page is not updated yet!

Agenda for 1st Sept       Minutes 30th June 15

 ; As usual please use the form below to notify attendance or apologies.


Presentations from 30th June (as pdfs)   Vangard MCP presentation       Relate      Citizen's Advice

 CCG Responses to matters raised on 5th May (presented on 30th June)

GSK Impact Award Outline Information

Notes of the Meeting on 5th May 2015
CCG Responses to matters raised on 3rd March (presented on 5th May)
Presentation by Solent Health
Presentation by Southern Health

Notes of the Meeting on 3rd March  2015

Notes of the Meeting on 13th Jan 2015  (Word format)  (pdf Format)
Better Care Fund Presentation    Commissioning Presentation

Notes of 5th Meeting on 7th October (pdf format)

Notes of 3rd Meeting on June 3rd        Notes of 4th Meeting on 5th August

Notes of 1st Meeting on 2nd Feb                 Notes of  2nd Meeting on1st Apr

Forum Membership       Priorities Form

Care Act Statutory Guidance - Oct 14 Version  - 500 pages! - but readable

NHS Long Term Conditions Bulletin

HCC Presentation on the Care Bill

HCC summary of Care Bill  - 3 pages

Department of Health Suite of Factsheets on the Care Act



About the Forum

The Voluntary Sector Health Forum will provide a ‘meeting point’ for community groups and the health services.  There are more than 50 community groups in Fareham and Gosport that focus their activities on support for people with health conditions; all are invited.

The benefit will be that 2,000 or more patients will have the chance to influence how health services meet their needs and so become more effective.

Purpose of the Forum

To engage, inform and support local health and disability groups in Fareham and Gosport so that they can collectively have their say, so influencing decision making, and:

 1.            Their work is known and valued by healthcare providers including GPs.

2.            They can put forward proposals that will help improve the health and wellbeing of patients with long term conditions and their families.

3.            They receive information about proposals for the development of health services by the Clinical Commissioning Group and can respond in a collective opinion, as well as individually.

4.            They can provide feedback or raise concerns about health services with respect to the specific needs of patients with particular conditions.

 The Clinical Commissioning Group (or CCG) for Fareham and Gosport has responsibility for purchasing health care for patients in the two boroughs.  They are required by law to consult with patients. The idea behind this proposal is to help the CCG to do this more effectively.
We will ensure that we form strong links with the Health and Well-Being Boards

 Membership  A representative of each health and disability related group in Fareham and Gosport will be welcome.  The Health Forum will be open to support groups, clubs and charities that aim to improve the health and well-being of their members.  Representatives of the CCG will also attend.

 Meetings  The Health Forum will hold meetings once every two months at alternate venues in Gosport and Fareham.  The meetings will be set up and chaired alternately by Gosport Voluntary Action and Community Action Fareham.  Groups that cannot send a representative will be able to participate by contributing in advance by email, phone or as is possible.

 How it will work  We will have to be organised!  We could have a lot of groups represented in the forum and a lot of topics to cover.  Information will be sent out early and responses from groups will be collated.  Agenda and papers will go out by email a week before the meetings. We know that some topics will take several meetings.

The forum will not be a channel for individual cases or complaints to be raised.

 Reports  Following each meeting of the Health Forum, a report will be submitted to the Clinical Commissioning Group providing feedback on the issues and the proposals raised.  It is expected that a response will be provided at the subsequent meeting of the Forum.

 PLEASE  let Community Action Fareham or Gosport Voluntary Action know if your group, club or charity would like to participate in this exciting new opportunity to make sure that all patients have their say as far as health care is concerned.

Support to community groups can be provided by Gosport Voluntary Action and Community Action Fareham. This can cover any area, for example funding searches, volunteering development, health and safety checklists, training, information, and practical support such as DBS checks, payroll services or photocopying.

We are keen to support volunteer recognition and so organise civic recognition events each year.  We would like to promote a quality approach with the “Got it Right Award” and even to support nominations for the Queens Voluntary Service Award.

Groups interested in either of the awards will be able to come in for discussion and for assistance with progressing it.

The first meetings are being arranged for February 2014  Please contact us for details if you have not already received them.

Please contact us to find out more  Fareham:     hfgf@actionfareham.org.uk      01329   231899            Gosport :  02392 583836

Some Links:

 Copy of       Health Forum Leaflet                  CCG Website                HealthWatch Hampshire                                                           Hampshire Health and Wellbeing Board

Who Cares - Directory of Local Health Organisations