Community health services provide care in or close to people’s homes to help them feel supported, avoid having to go to hospital or help them when they come out of hospital.
These services work closely with general practices. Examples include community nursing, physiotherapy and speech and language therapy, among many others. It is extremely important that carers have a say about these services.
NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG is the organisation that plans and pays for health services. Contracts for community services are coming to an end over the next few years so they are planning how to offer consistent community services across the whole region. The focus is on having a service that meets people’s needs both now and in the future, putting patients and carers at the centre of care.
NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG want to hear what the ideal community services look like to you. They are running four workshops. They are inviting carers, partner organisations, clinicians, people who use services and others.
18th October 2018, 9.30-12.30 at Weston Campus (focus on community services teams working in a more joined up way)
1st November 2018, 9.30-12.30 at a central Bristol venue to be advised (focus on intermediate care)
1st November 2018, 1.30-4.30 at a central Bristol venue to be advised (focus on specialist support and advice, particularly nursing)
15th November 2018, 9.30-12.30 at The Vassall Centre, Gill Ave, Bristol BS16 2QQ (focus on locality hubs – buildings where a range of community services could be offered)
This is your chance to have your say on the way services could work, so please bring your experiences to share.
To book to attend one or more sessions and receive further details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.