Our Health Our Future panel

Our Health Our Future panel

We have started recruitment for panel members to join the Our Health Our Future panel – a new way of engaging with the public from B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire to get their views of health and care issues.

The Our Health Our Future Panel is an online panel made up of a representative sample of the population from across our region. Panel members will take part in regular surveys throughout the year as well as form focus groups from time to time. Full reports of every survey will be publicly available and insights gained from the panel will be used to inform our decision making, strategy, service design and service change.

To try and ensure we develop a group that represents our population, panel members will be recruited through face to face interviews around the BSW region in the next couple of months. We are committed to ensuring vulnerable,  disadvantaged and seldom-heard groups have representation on the panel and will carry out targeted recruitment to achieve this. We are aiming to sign up around 1000 people for the panel.

We are working with independent market research specialists Jungle Green to develop our panel and they will be out and about at events talking to people about the panel.

Recruitment activity is happening across the cities, towns and villages that make up the BSW area.  Upcoming dates are:

18 February 2020   Salisbury – Salisbury Library  10.00am – 4.00pm

19 February 2020   Chippenham – Chippenham Town Hall 10.00am – 4.00pm

20 February 2020   Bath – Moorland Social Club 10.00am – 4.00pm

22 February 2020   Swindon – Brunel Shopping Centre 9.30am – 5.00pm

25 February 2020   Bath – Midsomer Norton Town Hall 10.00am – 4.00pm

26 February 2020    Warminster – Athaneaum Centre 10.00am – 4.00pm

27 February 2020   Royal Wootton Bassett – Angel Inn 10.00am – 4.00pm

29 February 2020   Swindon –  Brunel Shopping Centre 9.30am – 5.00pm

7 March 2020         Trowbridge – Trowbridge Town Hall 10.00am – 4.00pm

If you are not able to get to a recruitment session, you can sign up online and complete your first survey.

To find out more about the Our Health Our Future Panel, please get in touch with the communications team   communications.wiltshireccg@nhs.net