Public Health Consultation 2021

Public Health Consultation 2021

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Hampshire County Council is seeking residents’ and stakeholders’ views on proposals to make changes to some Public Health services

This Public Health services consultation is open from Monday 14 June 2021 to 11:59pm on Monday 9 August 2021.

Against a backdrop of reducing County Council budgets and increasing service demand, Public Health has worked with organisations which deliver services on its behalf to identify potential new ways of working within its ring-fenced budget. This includes making the most of the opportunities that are presented by new technologies and the internet and continuing adaptations that were successfully introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This work has identified that savings could be made by developing a blended model of delivery, which encompasses face-to-face and group work along with virtual services (internet, video conferencing and phone calls), and in some cases, stopping or reducing services in the following four areas:

  • Substance misuse treatment;
  • Stop smoking (known as Smokefree Hampshire);
  • Sexual health;
  • 0-19 Public Health nursing, which includes health visiting and school nursing

Hampshire County Council would like to hear your views on the options for change, to understand the potential impacts should these be adopted and to invite other suggestions on how savings could be made. Your feedback will help to inform a decision by the Executive Lead Member for Adult Services and Public Health in late 2021.

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