What does this mean for our services?
This work will focus on our mental health and learning disability services. We are also making sure that these services will fit together with our physical health community services, and our partnerships with other organisations, such as Better Local Care.
We will use what we learn to make a plan for the future, called a Clinical Services Strategy. We will publish this in February 2017. After this we will put the plan into action.
Southern Health has faced a lot of criticism in the last year and this is part of our work to respond to this and improve our services.
Our plan might lead to Southern Health transforming into something new and different. The most important thing is that we do what is right for the people who use our services and their carers. This is a real opportunity for us to work together to make things better.
To help us do this work, we have partnered with experts from a company called Deloitte LLP and Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW). NTW is an organisation providing similar kinds of care to us and rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.
We will keep communicating about this as we do the review and put the plan into action in 2017.
How can I get involved?
Our plan will only work if we have input from a good range of different people. That’s why we are really interested in your views, experiences, and ideas.
As part of this project we want to listen to the views of a variety of people, including health workers and experts. Just as importantly, we want to hear from people who use the services, as you are experts in the experience you have had.
If you are interested in taking part, there are a few different ways to do this:
If you work for Southern Health, please visit our staff pages to see how you can get involved.