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Shaping the future of Southern Health services - get involved with our workshops and surveys

Shaping the future of Southern Health services

A four month review into our clinical services began in October 2016. The purpose of this was to understand how our services should be configured to best meet the needs of local communities in the future.  We worked together with people who use our services, their families and our staff to ensure that a range of views and ideas are heard.

In March 2107 we published the strategy documents which set out our vision and priorities for the future.

Thanks to everyone who has taken part in events, completed questionnaires and interviews to share their views. There will be further opportunities to be included in this work as we put the strategy into action in the coming months. 

Clinical Services Review
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.