First annual meeting for health chiefs

First annual meeting for health chiefs

First annual meeting for health chiefs

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THE first year of a new health organisation will be discussed at a public meeting on Wednesday, September 3.

NHS Vale Royal Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) holds its first annual meeting from 1pm to 4pm at Winnington Park Recreation Club.

The CCG represents 12 GP practices across Winsford, Northwich and surrounding rural areas and is responsible for organising the delivery of NHS services for around 102,000 people with a budget of £122 million.

Dr Jonathan Griffiths, chairman of NHS Vale Royal CCG, said: “We would like to extend a warm welcome to local people to come along to our first annual meeting.

“The day is an opportunity to reflect on the successes achieved by the CCG within its first year and also look forward at our plans for the future.

“Members of the public are invited to come along and find out more about local healthcare services and how they can get involved to help shape these services.”

The meeting starts with a light lunch and marketplace session to showcase the CCG's work, a presentation of the annual report and accounts and the Connecting Care Strategy, giving members of the public chance to find out what the strategy means for them.

For more information or to book a place to attend call 01270 275420.

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11:31am Fri 29 Aug 14

L Byrne says...

For obvious reasons only a very small number of the 102,000 people covered by the VRCCG will be able to get along to the meeting in Winnington next Wednesday afternoon. I have attended a couple of similar meetings in the past and I estimate there were at most 15 members of the general public there; the remainder were medics and NHS managers who were on pay to attend.

Given the importance of the subject to all of us, the VRCCG should consider taking a full page advert in the Guardian to inform the community about the work it is doing, how it is spending the huge funds that are entrusted to it and plans for the future. The public might also wish to know about, for example, what rationing policies are being applied in Vale Royal on the use of certain drugs and treatments and the influence the VRCCG is using to protect patients against the consequences of ever longer hospital waiting lists.

That would reach a far wider audience, particularly people who have jobs to go to and families to look after, than the small number who can get to Winnington. And please, do not let anybody say "you can refer to our website"!
For obvious reasons only a very small number of the 102,000 people covered by the VRCCG will be able to get along to the meeting in Winnington next Wednesday afternoon. I have attended a couple of similar meetings in the past and I estimate there were at most 15 members of the general public there; the remainder were medics and NHS managers who were on pay to attend. Given the importance of the subject to all of us, the VRCCG should consider taking a full page advert in the Guardian to inform the community about the work it is doing, how it is spending the huge funds that are entrusted to it and plans for the future. The public might also wish to know about, for example, what rationing policies are being applied in Vale Royal on the use of certain drugs and treatments and the influence the VRCCG is using to protect patients against the consequences of ever longer hospital waiting lists. That would reach a far wider audience, particularly people who have jobs to go to and families to look after, than the small number who can get to Winnington. And please, do not let anybody say "you can refer to our website"! L Byrne
  • Score: 7

11:13pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Cymo says...

They also need to explain why they are not making more effort to prevent ill health by providing opportunities for people to improve their fitness and mental health
They also need to explain why they are not making more effort to prevent ill health by providing opportunities for people to improve their fitness and mental health Cymo
  • Score: 3

9:16am Sat 30 Aug 14

Davenham lady says...

I would have attended but one week is insufficient notice.

I tried to call the contact number to request minutes of the meeting but the person on the other end hangs up - presumably the number is incorrect!

Perhaps the paper could publish proceedings?
I would have attended but one week is insufficient notice. I tried to call the contact number to request minutes of the meeting but the person on the other end hangs up - presumably the number is incorrect! Perhaps the paper could publish proceedings? Davenham lady
  • Score: 4

4:12pm Tue 2 Sep 14

DLawton says...

Thank you for your comments and feedback.

NHS Vale Royal Clinical Commissioning Group prides itself on listening to and acting upon public opinion and feedback. We appreciate this feedback and would be more than happy to discuss any issues on an individual basis. Please feel free to give us a call on 01270 275420.
Thank you for your comments and feedback. NHS Vale Royal Clinical Commissioning Group prides itself on listening to and acting upon public opinion and feedback. We appreciate this feedback and would be more than happy to discuss any issues on an individual basis. Please feel free to give us a call on 01270 275420. DLawton
  • Score: 0

10:06pm Wed 24 Sep 14

m cuddington says...

Maybe August and daytime are not such clever times to arrange such an important meeting.
Maybe August and daytime are not such clever times to arrange such an important meeting. m cuddington
  • Score: 2

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