It is essential that residents, patients and staff have an opportunity to shape plans and that those working on transformation programmes have an understanding of what people feel is important.
There are a number of ways in which the system already does this, outlined in our plans for creating healthier communities, including volunteer programmes, events, workshops, focus groups and one to one involvement that all build towards a culture of involvement, co-design and coproduction.
To complement this work, we have developed a Frimley Health and Care community panel.
Frimley Health and Care Community Panel has more than 1,700 members (recruited throughout the Summer of 2019) representing people who live in Ascot, Bracknell, Farnham, Maidenhead, North East Hampshire, Slough, Surrey Heath and Windsor.
The panel helps us to gather views from a representative section of our community to understand your needs and experiences when planning and improving health and care.
Our panel members are asked to contribute their views in many ways including completing surveys, attending discussions via focus groups or workshops and also attending relevant events.
As a member of the panel we will contact you regularly to let you know the results of different surveys and activities.
How does it work?
As a panel member you will be contacted by email and asked to respond to a series of surveys throughout the year. It is expected that these will take place at a rate of around one survey every other month. We will work with system leaders, staff teams and voluntary sector organisations to establish the priority areas that would be most helpful to gain the views of the panel members.
The results of these surveys will be shared with participants and published online. They will also be shared with relevant teams across the system to help them to shape their plans.
We may also contact you to take part in in local discussions, forums or focus groups if this is something that you would like to do.
All participation is voluntary and you can opt out of the panel at any time. There is however, an expectation that participants will, as a minimum, complete surveys on a regular basis. If a participant does not respond to three surveys in a row, then they will be contacted to ensure they wish to continue with their participation.
Privacy and data sharing
When publishing the results of the surveys we will always anonymise responses and ensure that individuals cannot be identified.
All of the survey responses and participant data is held securely by Membership Engagement Services (MES) and North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG on behalf of Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System.
To become a member
We are not currently recruiting to the panel but check back here in the future for more information.
In order to become a member of the panel we ask that you are 16 years old or over and live in the area covered by Frimley Health and Care. Our panel is designed to be broadly representative of the local population so it will not always be possible to accept applications.
We have a range of other ways in which you can become involved in the activities of the Integrated Care System. Please see our ‘Get involved’ pages for more information.