Take part in helping to shape health and care schemes in Portsmouth.

Can you spare some time to help design better care for Portsmouth people?

The NHS and Portsmouth City Council are working on a series of projects that will help shape the way health and care is delivered in the city. But rather than just giving your feedback, we want to work differently so that you are involved from an earlier stage to really help design care around the patient.
Two sessions are currently being arranged to provide more information on how we will work together and further details on two projects we have in mind will also be discussed. Once the group is set up we would hope to work with you for up to 18 months on different projects.

The two sessions are due to take place in the week beginning Monday March 18, and are likely to take up to five hours on each of the days. Refreshments, including lunch, will be provided and you will be reimbursed for any travel expense.

Coming to both sessions is desirable so you are able to fully understand how this new way of working will be carried out.

The two projects we would initially like to talk to you about are:

  • a long term conditions hub focusing on people recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or those who have a chronic respiratory disease such as asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  •  a mental health support service that aims to help people facing a wide range of challenges such as bereavement, work-related stress, isolation and loneliness or a relationship breakdown

Anyone living with or having had experience with these will undoubtedly have an immense amount of knowledge on which areas work well in health care, but also where changes can be made.
This is a great opportunity to get involved and help shape the way a health and care service works. Whether that’s input from a patient point of view, help to make language used easier to understand, or making sure we are sharing the right information – we want to hear from you.

To find out more please contact Jo Atkinson on j.atkinson2@nhs.net

or call (023) 9289 9541