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THE NHS wants to hear your opinions on how it can improve over the next five years.

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) – the organisations that plan and buy healthcare for their area – want to know how they can do things differently to improve services.

A short survey is available on the websites of NHS Fareham and Gosport and NHS South Eastern Hampshire CCGs.

Dr David Chilvers, chairman of NHS Fareham and Gosport CCG, said: ‘GPs need to develop a five-year strategy detailing how health services will be planned and delivered locally.

‘We can’t do that effectively without input from the people at the heart of what we do – our patients. Whether you have a long-term condition that requires frequent contact with the NHS, or you’re in robust health and rarely need to access NHS services, your views are important.

‘The survey takes only a few minutes to complete, but will really help CCGs find out what is important to you as we look to make the best use of our resources.’

Got to bit.ly/1gGuiiv for the Fareham and Gosport survey and bit.ly/1hUxIBS for the South Eastern Hampshire survey.

The deadline for completing the survey is February 28.

The results will also be fed back to NHS England, as part of its A Call to Action debate on the future of health and care provision in England.