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Fareham and Gosport Voluntary Sector Health Forum

About 

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.

Purpose 

To engage, inform and support local health and disability groups in the area so that:

  1. they can collectively have their say and influence decision making
  2. their work is known and valued by healthcare providers including GPs
  3. they can put forward proposals to improve the health and wellbeing of patients with long term conditions and their families
  4. they are informed about proposals for the development of health services by the Clinical Commissioning Group and can respond individually or collectively
  5. they can provide feedback or raise concerns about health services for the specific needs of patients with particular conditions

Upcoming Fareham and Gosport Voluntary Sector Health Forum meetings (see more information about past meetings & webinars below): The next Fareham and Gosport Voluntary Sector Health Forum meeting will be a webinar, via Zoom, to be held from from 1–2pm on Wednesday, 11th May 2022. It is anticipated (but yet to be confirmed) that the subsequent webinars will be held on: Tue 5th July (1-2pm), and Weds 5th October (this last date may be a face-to-face meeting – also to be confirmed).

Recent Fareham and Gosport Voluntary Sector Health Forum Meetings (see more information about past meetings & webinars below):

  • The most recent Fareham and Gosport Voluntary Sector Health Forum meeting took place as a webinar from 1–2pm on Thursday, 24th March (1-2pm) via Zoom.
  • Webinar agenda and materials can be found here.

The Fareham and Gosport area’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) 

NHS Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight 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.

Membership 

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.

Past Meetings/Webinars

Due to Covid-19, No further no in-person Health Forum meetings have been held since February 2020 . However, we are pleased to report that online webinar meetings have been running as of 9th November 2020 , and will continue to do so until we are able to safely conduct face-to-face meetings again.

Meetings are organised four 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 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.

Past Webinars:

Past face-to-face meetings: 4 February 2020

The next Fareham and Gosport Voluntary Sector Health Forum meeting will be a webinar, via Zoom, to be held from 1–2pm on Wednesday, 11th May 2022.

It is anticipated (but yet to be confirmed) that the subsequent webinars will be held on: Tue 5th July (1-2pm), and Weds 5th October (this last date may be a face-to-face meeting – also to be confirmed).

Events: Your Health & Well Fayre (Showcasing Voluntary Sector Health & Wellbeing Services)
Date tbc

Whilst this event was previously scheduled for Tuesday 12 April 2022, 10am-2pm at CEMAST, it has unfortunately had to be postponed due to Covid-19 limitations. A new date will be confirmed soon.

If you’d like to deliver a short demonstration or taster session during the event, please email Angela Gill on angelakgill@btinternet.com with your idea or proposal.

More Information

During Covid-19, Health Forum Newsletters were introduced. The most recent editions are available to download here: June 2020   August 2020   December 2020

Please send submissions for the next newsletter to jackie.hartless@cfirst.org.uk

Contact Us

For more information contact us by phone: 01329 231899 (Fareham) or 02392 583836 (Gosport)

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