Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and Telford and Wrekin CCG are together inviting local residents to take part and have their say in the largest discussion on the future of the NHS in its 65-year history. The ‘Call to Action’ is looking at all aspects of the NHS, including mental health services, GP services, hospitals including community hospitals, dental services and pharmacies.
An article published here on the Shropshire Newsroon website states:
Local residents will have the chance to say what is working well, and not so well, in their local NHS.
In particular, the two CCGs are keen to find out:
- In terms of healthcare, what is most important to you and your family and why?
- What might be some options for change?
- What do you think are the main difficulties and opportunities for the NHS over the next five years?
There is also the opportunity for people to have their say in an on-line survey, which closes on Monday 4 November 2013 on the Shropshire & Telford CCGs’ websites. Feedback from the survey and other community engagement activities will be used to develop a future vision for the health service nationally and locally.
The feedback will then be used to inform a large joint conference on Monday 25 November 2013 in Telford. Both CCGs are encouraging members of the public, patients, clinicians, staff, and stakeholders to book a place on the conference and take part in the debate. The conference will look at national health challenges. This includes a generally ageing population, more people living with long-term conditions such as diabetes or dementia, and ‘lifestyle risks’, including the impact of alcohol, smoking and obesity.
For more information please see Call to Action A4 PDF Booklet [80kb] and Call to Action A5 PDF Leaflet [39kb]. Alternatively, if you would like a paper copy of the online survey, email or write to:
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