Join us at the Ark Centre

If your charity or group deliver services in North Hampshire (Basingstoke and Deane, Hart, Rushmoor, Alton or Andover) this may be of interest to you.

A key priority for the NHS in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is ensuring that communities have equal access to services and have the opportunity to achieve the same outcomes. We know that over the coming years the demand for community and mental health services will increase. Our physical and mental health services are already responding to increasing need, both in terms of the number being referred and the complexity of issues they present with. Against this backdrop, continuing to improve and transform service provision, as well as having an even greater focus on integration between mental and physical health, is vitally important.

Following a review of community, mental health and learning disability services in 2022, a recommendation was taken forward to create a new, combined NHS Trust for these services. The benefits of this include greater consistency and access to care across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

The review makes the case that bringing together our services in this way would improve consistency of care between these services and organisations which are currently responsible for different parts of the care pathway. It would also improve equity of access to care. We believe that working even more closely together is the right approach for the benefit of our patients, their families and communities. The rationale for the recommendation is aligned with, and builds upon, the steps we have already taken to work more closely together. And, it will further enable our staff to work together to best meet the needs of the people they support.

We are committed to involving people in Shaping our New Trust and would like to invite you to join us to hear more about the proposals and to share openly what has happened so far and what we have learnt, but also so that we can involve everyone in refining the ambitions and ideas.

This event will take place at the Ark Centre on Wednesday 28th June 2023.

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