Here are public consultations and engagement activities that you can take part in now:
1. Sexual violence psychological therapies
Together with Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG and Somerset CCG, we recently received commissioning responsibility for the ‘Sexual Violence Psychological Therapies’ service.
This current specialist service is provided across Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset and Somerset by University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) and a consortium of providers led by The Green House.
The current services provide therapies for girls aged 13+, women and boys/men of any age, who have been sexually assaulted within the past 12 months. The future new service will also include the provision of therapies for girls under the age of 13 who have been sexually assaulted within the past 12 months.
Both the UH Bristol and the Green House contracts are due for renewal next year. We are therefore required to undertake an exercise of specifying what this service should be and buying this service on behalf of those who will be using the service. This will be carried out by us on behalf of all the CCGs for this specific element of the service.
This consultation relates specifically to the ‘Sexual Violence Psychological Therapies’ element of the service for people who have been sexually assaulted within the past 12 months.
Before completing the survey, please take time to read the service specification.
Please complete the survey here.
The consultation excludes:
The wider ‘Sexual Assault Referral Centre’ services recently commissioned by NHS England
Services designed to support people who have experienced historical sexual abuse (post 12 months)
Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services
The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service consultation
2. B&NES Integrated Care Record
Virgin Care is working with its partner health and social care providers across Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) to introduce an integrated B&NES health and care record.
The record will take relevant patient information from all the different health and care systems across the area, such as GPs and community services, to allow health and social care staff to deliver joined up care.
One health and care record will allow you to view a limited set of your own records via a health and care portal – a secure, online website that allows convenient, 24-hour access to personal health and care information from anywhere with an internet connection. Using a secure username and password you will be able to view information including notes of recent GP visits, discharge summaries and medications.
Virgin needs your help in designing the portal to ensure it is as user-friendly as possible.
You can get involved by completing the survey here