People living in Fylde and Wyre will hear about the progress made to change the face of local NHS services when health bosses go on the road next month.
Leaders at NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will also detail plans to deliver more health services in the community, rather than in hospital.
The events, taking place across the area over four days, will update local people about the CCG’s progress so far in keeping the promises made in its 2030 Vision for Health and Care in Fylde and Wyre, which was published three years ago after a major public engagement exercise.
Feedback will also be sought about how the CCG should measure the quality of community health services in the future.
The events, which are free to attend with tea and coffee provided, will take place on:
- Wednesday 22 February 2017 at Thornton Methodist Church, FY5 5HQ, from 2pm to 4pm;
- Thursday 23 February 2017 at YMCA Lofthouse Building, Fleetwood, FY7 6JL, from 10am to noon;
- Monday 27 February 2017 at NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG, Wesham, PR4 3AL, from 2pm to 4pm;
- Tuesday 28 February 2017 at St Annes United Reformed Church, FY8 2AE, from 10am to noon.
CCG chief nursing officer Jennifer Aldridge, the executive lead for engagement, said: “We highly value the voice of our public when making decisions about how we deliver health services locally.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for people to get involved in shaping the future of the local NHS and I would urge as many people from Fylde and Wyre to come out and speak to us.”
For more information, call 01253 956400 or visit www.fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk
Anyone wishing to attend the events should notify the CCG by calling the number above or emailing [email protected][/column]
- NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the organisation responsible for planning and buying health services in the area to meet patients’ needs. This is known as ‘commissioning’.
- Led by family doctors (GPs), the CCG currently serves a population of 152,000 people across approximately 320 sq km of coast and countryside. The majority live in the urban towns of Fleetwood, Thornton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Kirkham and Lytham St Annes, but a significant proportion live in rural villages.
- The CCG receives a set amount of money from the government and is committed to spending this wisely for the benefit of local people.
- Giving you more choice is a priority of the modern NHS. More information is available at fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk/choice
- The NHS Constitution sets out your rights as an NHS patient: nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Rightsandpledges/NHSConstitution/Pages/Overview.aspx
- There are many ways to get involved in health service developments, including joining our Influence membership scheme or your practice’s patient participation group.