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The Link | 13 March 2019 | @WestHantsCCG |

News about the health and wellbeing services for you and your family, and the work of NHS West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Welcome from Dr Sarah Schofield and Heather Hauschild

Spring is almost upon us and we are looking forward to some warmer weather. The winter has brought us the usual challenges and we are delighted to see a rise in the uptake of the flu jab. It has been a huge pleasure to hear how the CCG is working more closely with partner organisations to improve care services for local people.
Everyone who works in a caring industry has a shared passion for supporting people to live well, to live safely and to live independently. It is a great pleasure to see our work recognised by being shortlisted for the HSJ Value in Health awards.
We are sure you will agree that the stories in this edition of The Link really highlight how by working together we really can achieve more.

Best Wishes 

Dr Sarah Schofield                    Heather Hauschild
Chairman                                  Chief Officer

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) diagnosis bundle
The CCG has helped design a new service for people in Andover who are diagnosed with COPD, or breathing problems.

The ‘COPD Diagnosis Bundle’ is designed to help patients manage their breathing more effectively.  Andover was chosen because the town has a much higher rate of respiratory disease among local people than many other parts of the West Hampshire CCG area.

The project aims to support people who are high users of health services by developing integrated models of care to help them when they have a ‘flare up’ of their COPD.

The service will help to stabilise their condition, raise their confidence in self-management and prevent them from being admitted to hospital. 
Get Hampshire Walking
Our walking initiative – which we launched in the autumn of 2016 – is being developed into a broader physical activity campaign with five practices across the CCG signed up to the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) Park Run.

The practices signed up are:
  • Cornerways Surgery, Ringwood, and Fordingbridge Surgery – Moors Valley Park Run
  • St Mary’s Surgery, Andover – Andover Park Run
  • Gratton Surgery, Sutton Scotney, and Friarsgate Practice, Winchester – Winchester Park Run.
Park Run is a free, weekly 5k event for everyone aged four and over each Saturday morning, and is held in local parks and open spaces. Junior, 2k park runs are held on Sunday morning for 4-14 year olds and their families.

The events are not races and are open to people of all abilities who can walk, run, jog, volunteer or simple spectate and cheer on from the sides!

Park Run aims to improve health and wellbeing through physical activity, including volunteering, and meeting others.

Some practices across the CCG have also organised extra health walks as part of Get Hampshire Walking, including those specifically designed for people with dementia.
 CCG supports local Green Halo project
West Hampshire CCG is proud to chair the Green Halo Health and Wellbeing work stream, which aims to raise awareness of outside space has a positive impact on mental and physical health wellbeing.

The Green Halo Partnership wants to ensure the natural environment is seen as an integral part of how we work and live. Its ambitions are not constrained by any administrative boundaries.  Opportunities can come from all areas and all sectors in and around the National Park – which is why it is called Green Halo.

The Partnership strongly believes that both the Park and its surroundings work to protect and improve the environment. 

Find out more about Green Halo here
People heed flu jab advice
We have worked closely with local partner organisations to promote the uptake of flu vaccination this winter, particularly for people aged over 65 and toddlers.

We used posters, flyers and social media to raise awareness, and placed articles in the council newsletters.

By the end of December 2018, our flu vaccination uptake was similar and in some risk groups higher than at the same time in 2017.
Partnership working in Winchester
We are delighted to be working with St John’s Winchester, one of the oldest charities in the country, to enable its ‘Hand in Hand’ scheme to be available at local GP practices.

The aim is to integrate non-medical and medical services, to support people, carers and families who need help.

The main focus is on supporting older people in Winchester itself, through the Mid Hampshire Healthcare (MHH) Proactive Care Team.
Getting the 3Rs of care right!
The CCG has been working with colleagues from the Hampshire CCG Partnership, Hampshire County Council and Southern Health NHS Foundation NHS Trust to ensure standardised intermediate care – short term care to support people to stay safely at home after surgery or hospital care.  This is based on the ‘3 Rs’ pillars:

Rehabilitation: the restoration, to the maximum degree possible, of an individual’s function and/or role, both mentally and physically, within their family and social networks and within the workplace where appropriate.

Reablement: the active process of an individual regaining the skills, confidence and independence to enable them to do the things for themselves, rather than having things done for them.

Recovery: a personal, unique process of changing one’s attitudes, values, feelings, goals, skills, and roles. It is a way of living a satisfying, hopeful and contributing life even with limitations caused by the illness.

Work is continuing and should be rolled out later this spring.
HSJ Awards

Two innovative healthcare schemes which aim to support people have been shortlisted in the Health Service Journal Value in Healthcare Awards.

One involves a new support service for people living with frailty, ensuring they are provided with care in their own homes when they become ill. To date over 1000 people have been able to stay at home instead of needing to go into hospital.

The new frailty support service was developed to meet the needs of the local aging population in the West Hampshire region, and shows the fantastic work taking place in the community to help people to stay at home receiving the right care.

The other involves the ICON preventative programme, which supports parents to help them to cope with a crying baby, reducing the risk of Abusive Head Trauma. Research literature suggests an inability to cope with a crying baby as being one of the key reasons for caregivers losing control and shaking a baby.

These schemes have been delivered in partnership with some of our GP partners, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, Hampshire County Council, South Central Ambulance Service and Hampshire Safeguarding Children's Board.

You can read more about the projects on our website here.

The award ceremony will be held in Manchester in May 2019.

Wheelchair survey: we need your views

West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Southampton City (CCG) are committed to ensuring the right care is delivered at the right time, in the right place, by the right people. This year we are exploring opportunities for re-procuring the Hampshire Wheelchair Service. To inform the procurement process we need to hear from service users, to help us consider how we can deliver the best possible service for our population. We would like to hear your views, please complete the survey below.

We are also hosting a selection of focus groups 

Andover: Andover Lights, Tuesday 19 March, 1pm-3pm limited spaces available book by emailing

Eastleigh: Pavilion on the Park, Thursday 21 March, 1-3pm limited spaces available book by emailing  

New Forest: Lyndhurst Community Centre, Monday 18 March, 1-3pm limited spaces available book by emailing  

Southampton: SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living CIC, Monday 1 April, 2.30-4.30pm, limited spaces available book by emailing

Light refreshments will be available

Staff Survey 2018: Results are in!

The NHS Staff Survey is one of the largest workforce surveys in the world and has been conducted every year since 2003. It asks NHS staff in England about their experiences of working for their respective NHS organisations. West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group took part in the national survey during October and November last year, with 243 out of 302 staff giving their views, an 80% response rate.
The results have been analysed under 10 themes including health and wellbeing, morale, quality of care, and staff engagement. Overall we scored the same or higher than the national average for all Clinical Commissioning Groups in England in eight of the ten core themes.
The survey results were published in February and our highlights include fewer staff feeling unwell as a result of work related stress, more staff feeling more enthusiastic about their jobs and an increase in staff feeling that their work is valued.
We’re already improving our approach to staff personal development, including how we induct new staff into the organisation, and we know that we can do even better by taking further action to support the health and wellbeing of our staff, and involving staff on changes in their teams, the organisation and in the wider healthcare system.
If you’d like to find out more, a full report is available online for anyone to access. The NHS Staff Survey website provides individual reports and results comparisons for all NHS organisations across the country.

Board meeting in public

Our next Board meeting will be held in public on:
 28 March 2pm - 4pm
at Omega House, 112 Southampton Road, Eastleigh SO50 5PB

There will be a public seminar at 1pm looking at our operating plan, this is your chance to have some input into our plans for the future.  All are welcome
Contact us!

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Call us on: 023 8062 7638

Write to us at: NHS West Hampshire CCG, Omega House, 112 Southampton Road, Eastleigh, SO50 5PB

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