Health and social care leaders in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are calling on local people to share their views, insights and ambitions for the future of local NHS and social care services.

Healthier Together is particularly interested to hear from community groups, charities and academics that may be able to provide insights into topics including:

  • The use of digital technology to enhance health and care services
  • Respiratory, including smoking and air quality
  • Frailty
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Diabetes
  • Maternity and early years
  • Children and young people’s health
  • People living with a serious mental illness
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK) and physical health
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Liver disease and alcohol use
  • Autism and learning difficulties
  • End of life care.

Julia Ross, Joint Healthier Together Lead Executive and Chief Executive of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

“The purpose of this call for evidence is to help inform the development of our Five Year System Plan. While the plan is about setting out what health and care organisations need to deliver over the coming years, we can only create something meaningful if we seek the views and input from a wide range of citizens and organisations.

“We really want to try and tap into a broad cross section of expertise and knowledge beyond those people working within our partnership and hope people are willing to contribute to help shape the development of our plans.” 

You can take part by submitting your evidence via this survey link, by email: or writing to: Call for evidence, Healthier Together Office, Level 4 – South Plaza, Marlborough Street, Bristol, BS1 3NX. 

Submissions should be made by Friday 20 September 2019.

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Further guidance for those wishing to contribute:

  • The scope of this work is focused on Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire – however submissions from people or organisations within other areas will also be welcome.
  • Submissions should be 1,000 words or fewer.
  • All submissions will be reviewed by people inputting to the development of the Five Year System Plan. All submissions will receive an acknowledgement to confirm receipt.
  • If people want information to remain confidential this should be explicitly stated within their submission. Otherwise information is likely to be published as part of a call for evidence findings report.
  • Submissions can be made using the survey link, in email, letter or report format. If preferred, evidence can be submitted via email or letter but should include the following details:
    • Name and contact details
    • Details of organisation (if applicable)
    • Topic(s) covered summarised at the start of the submission
    • Whether we have permission to publish all/ some of the response
    • Main submission of evidence (1,000 words or fewer)
    • List of references (if applicable). 

 You can find out more about this work and how it links to the national NHS Long Term Plan on our Five Year System Plan page