With reductions to County Council budgets Public Health is working with organisations which deliver services on its behalf across the county to identify changes and new ways of working within the new 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.
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
Public Health wants to hear views from Hampshire residents 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.
All feedback will help to inform a decision by the Executive Lead Member for Adult Services and Public Health in late 2021.
How to take part
You can find all the details including a consultation Information Pack and ways to provide your feedback here: