NHS Long Term Plan – Gloucestershire’s response – INVITATION to tell us ‘What matters to you…’ 29 and 30 March 2019

NHS Long Term Plan – Gloucestershire’s response – INVITATION to tell us ‘What matters to you…’ 29 and 30 March 2019

Last year lots of local people shared their views about the Gloucestershire Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), and told us they would like to stay involved, others let us know they were happy to receive information and invitations like this one when we checked our contacts lists in order to comply with new data protection regulation (GDPR).

Depending on individuals’ areas of interest, some people have taken part in projects over the past year to help us to develop our local plans further. Thank you to them. We like to think of them, and you, as ‘Insight Gloucestershire’, bringing local peoples’ perspectives to our planning processes.

As you may be aware, the NHS Long Term Plan was published in January this year by NHS England (you can read more here). Locally we want to hear from local people what they think about this national plan and how it fits with the plans we are developing locally.

Working as ‘One Gloucestershire’ Integrated Care System (ICS) we have made real strides over the last few years, using our collective strength and resources to improve the way we support people through each stage of life. However, there is still more to do; and the LTP reinforces our ambition.

We want to hear from stakeholders, community partners and local people what they think about the national plan and how it fits with the plans we are developing locally. A Communications and Engagement Plan has been presented to the ICS Delivery Board and detailed planning is underway to create a comprehensive range of engagement/feedback opportunities.

Consequently, we are shortly beginning a period of engagement and we are pleased to be working with Healthwatch Gloucestershire to collect feedback from across the county over the coming months.

We are inviting you to attend one of two events with the aim of sharing information, prompting discussion and listening to a range of views. The feedback gathered will be used to plan future health and care services locally.

We will be hosting two identical engagement events over two days:

  • 2-4pm on Friday 29 March and
  • 10:00-12:00 noon on Saturday 30 March.

These events are being held at the NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group Offices in Brockworth. It is a central location and has accessible facilities (including disabled parking), there will be limited visitor parking on site on the Friday with alternative options available depending on the day you choose to attend.

If you would like to attend one of these events please register here and select the date you wish to attend using the ‘Select a date’ button to the right of the page.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to tell us what matters to you then please email us on GLCCG.consultation@nhs.net for further details about how to share your views – these include online surveys and opportunities to meet staff out in the community at venues across Gloucestershire.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the end of March.

Becky Parish

Associate Director, Engagement and Experience

NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

On behalf of One Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (ICS)