Future plans

Transforming Care Services in north and mid Hampshire

North Hampshire CCG, West Hampshire CCG and Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) are currently working together on a programme that will help decide the shape of health care - hospital-based, community-based and that provided by local GPs - for north and mid Hampshire for many years to come.

This programme will ensure that the health and social care system can meet the many opportunities and challenges facing it around the need to empower people to stay well and to provide safe, high quality, consistent and affordable health and care to everyone. 

The programme will also provide clarity about how acute care should be provided for people who are critically ill and those who need more specialised care, as well as options for how all parts of our health and care services – including community, primary and social care – can come together to offer a wider range of more coordinated out of hospital care.


Getting involved

This work is supported by an extensive programme of communication and engagement in advance of any consultation, as it is essential that the views, suggestions and concerns of local people, groups and organisations actively contribute to the development of any final set of options for the future of acute care. 

We have launched a research programme across north and mid Hampshire to encourage a wide range of people to take part and to listen to their views and concerns.  This includes a series of focus groups with members of the public as well as people whose voices are seldom heard.


We want to hear your views, suggestions and concerns!

You can share your views by taking part in our online survey

If you prefer, you can call our telephone helpline on 01912 699880 and go through the survey over the phone or offer your comments and suggestions.  You can also text any comments or queries to 07549 330833.

If you have any queries, please contact communications@hhft.nhs.uk or your local NHS Communications and Engagement team.

The outputs of this substantial engagement will contribute to the development of the pre-consultation business case.


Next steps

We expect the work currently being carried out to produce a preferred option or set of options by late summer/early autumn. At that point, the proposals would be considered by the CCG governing bodies, which have responsibility for deciding whether to proceed to formal public consultation.

NHS England and NHS Improvement would also need to complete their assurance processes before any formal consultation began.


Listening to local people

We have launched a programme across north and mid Hampshire to encourage a wide range of people to take part, supported by an independent research agency. 

On-street fieldwork (surveys) will take place in the following locations between 26 June and 17 July:

  • Alton
  • Andover
  • Basingstoke
  • Bishop's Waltham
  • Chandler's Ford
  • Eastleigh
  • Hook and Hartley Wintney
  • New Alresford
  • North Waltham
  • Odiham
  • Romsey
  • Stockbridge
  • Tadley and Mortimer
  • Whitchurch and Overton
  • Winchester

Six focus groups that reflect the demographics of the area by gender, age (16 upwards) and socio-economic group will be conducted in community venues in Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Eastleigh/Chandler's Ford, Whitchurch/Overton and Winchester during the first week of July.

Six focus groups with hard to reach and seldom heard groups will take place in community venues (such as coffee mornings, support group meetings) between 26 June and 10 July.






updated 06 July 2017