Fareham and Gosport Voluntary Sector Health Forum
The Fareham and Gosport Voluntary Sector Health Forum is a meeting point for the health services and more than 50 community groups in Fareham and Gosport that support people with health conditions.
The Forum allows patients to influence how health services meet their needs and become more effective.
To engage, inform and support local health and disability groups in the area so that:
- they can collectively have their say and influence decision making
- their work is known and valued by healthcare providers including GPs
- they can put forward proposals to improve the health and wellbeing of patients with long term conditions and their families
- they are informed about proposals for the development of health services by the Clinical Commissioning Group and can respond individually or collectively
- they can provide feedback or raise concerns about health services for the specific needs of patients with particular conditions
The Fareham and Gosport Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
Fareham and Gosport Clinical Commissioning Group is responsible for purchasing healthcare for patients in Fareham and Gosport, and is required by law to consult with patients. The Health Forum helps the CCG to do this more effectively.
The Forum is open to all health and disability related support groups, clubs and charities in Fareham and Gosport that aim to improve the health and well-being of their members. Representatives of the CCG will also attend.
No further Health Forum meetings are currently expected to take place in 2020 due to COVID-19, however a webinar took place on 9 November and these are expected to continue in 2021. Further details can be found below.
Meetings are organised 4 times a year and are hosted alternately by Community First Fareham and Gosport Voluntary Action. Groups unable to send a representative can participate in advance by email or phone. The agenda goes out by email at least a week before meetings, and responses from groups are collated. Generally the meetings have a theme, and ideas and suggestions are always welcome.
The Forum is not a channel for individual cases or complaints to be raised.
The next webinar will be held on Wednesday 24 March 2021 at 1pm.
Please send submissions for the next newsletter to Lin.Dudman@cfirst.org.uk.
For more information contact us by phone: 01329 231899 (Fareham) or 02392 583836 (Gosport)