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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

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.

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.

Meetings

Meetings are organised 4 times a year and are chaired 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. Some topics may take several meetings.

The Forum is not a channel for individual cases or complaints to be raised.

Minutes of previous meetings can be viewed here:

May 2018

Sept 2018

November 2018

February 2019

May 2019

September 2019

November 2019

February 2020

May 2020 meeting postponed due to Covid-19.

More Information

Due to COVID-19, all regular Health Forum meetings for the rest of 2020 have been cancelled.

We delivered a Zoom Update webinar instead of a regular Health Forum meeting on 9th November that you can view online:

View the Webinar here

 

In lieu of meetings, bi-monthly Health Forum Newsletters are being produced, the second edition of which can be downloaded here. Please send submissions for the next newsletter, or for more information about the forum and future meetings, to Lin Dudman at lin.dudman@cfirst.org.uk

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