Fareham and Gosport
Voluntary Sector Health Forum
in Gosport Town Hall
We have the key organisers, providers and monitors of our health services attending to help us understand the structure and links.
then at the November meeting we will be focussed on how the voluntary sector can support the new structure of the MCP
Quick notes of the July Meeting
meeting is open to one representative of Health Focussed Voluntary Organisations
in Fareham and Gosport.
Dates for 2016
6th September – G,
1st November - F
CCG responses (Word) (pdf)
Main topics for
1st March meeting
Minutes of the
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.
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.
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
Arthritis and Connective Tissue Disease
Patient and Public Conference
Westlands Health Centre Portchester
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
; As usual please use the form below to notify attendance or apologies.
CCG Responses to matters raised on 5th May (presented on 30th June)
Notes of the Meeting on 3rd March 2015
Notes of 5th Meeting on 7th October (pdf format)
Care Act Statutory Guidance - Oct 14 Version - 500 pages! - but readable
HCC summary of Care Bill - 3 pages
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 01329 231899 Gosport : 02392 583836