People’s ability to stay healthy and well depends on a range of things, including social connections, employment, housing and education. To make a real difference in people’s lives, health and care services need to reflect the importance of these wider factors and the role they play in our health and wellbeing.

As well as bringing a range of partner organisations together to help people stay happy, healthy and well for longer; Integrated Care Systems are designed to ensure that health and care services join up around individual needs – breaking down the boundaries between physical health, mental health and social care services.

This move gives us the opportunity to build on the successes of our Partnership to date and accelerate progress on behalf of the people and communities we serve. Together, we will work to improve health and wellbeing, reduce inequalities, and provide integrated services for the one million people living here.

But what do you think? What keeps you happy, healthy and well? That’s the question being asked as we launch a wide-ranging public engagement exercise to shape priorities for health and care in the years ahead.

We have launched a twelve-week public engagement exercise to guide the development of our strategy.

Insights gathered over the course of the twelve-week engagement will help the ICS prepare a strategy to meet the health and wellbeing needs of the local population over the next two, five, 10 and 20 years.

Our engagement exercise will run until midnight on 25 September 2022 and there will be a range of ways for people to have a say, including an online survey and face-to-face engagement events. You can also get in touch at this email address (bnssg.engagement@nhs.net) or write to us at FREEPOST BNSSG ENGAGEMENT.

Complete the survey and win! The prizes are 1 x £125 voucher and 2 x £50 vouchers. To be in with a chance of winning, you’ll need to complete the survey by 25 September 2022 and supply contact details. Please read the full terms and conditions.

If you would like to request this survey in another language or format, please contact: bnssg.engagement@nhs.net.

Please contact the same e-mail address if you would prefer to complete the survey via a different method, such as telephone.

To return an easy read survey you can either:

– Email your survey to this address bnssg.engagement@nhs.net

– Post your survey to this address Freepost BNSSG Engagement. You won’t need a stamp to post your survey.