Posted by Bobbie Walkem-Smith at 26/06/2013 15:56:54
NHS Thanet Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – the body that plans and pays for most local healthcare – is set to hold its second governing body meeting in public.
Urgent care will be a key focus at the meeting on Tuesday 2 July from 2pm to 5pm, in the council chamber of Thanet District Council, Cecil Street, Margate CT9 1XZ.
NHS Thanet CCG clinical chairman Dr Tony Martin said: “I’m looking forward to the July meeting and seeing even more members of the local community. At our first meeting in public, we responded to a range of questions, including the CCG’s finance, GP recruitment, and our health priorities.
“We were pleased that at our first meeting we were asked many questions by local people who were present, and they obviously shared our passion for delivering the best healthcare for Thanet. Local people deserve nothing less, and we’re determined to work together with all sections of the community to make that care available.
“We want to encourage more public to attend and have the opportunity to ask questions. To help with this we are going to encourage questions on key topics through the year. In July we will focus on urgent care. It is very topical in the news currently and very important to get right for the local population of Thanet.”
The agenda and papers for the July meeting of the CCG, which is now responsible for planning and paying for most hospital, community and mental health services for Thanet’s 140,000 people, are available here.
Questions may be submitted at the beginning of the meeting, with a view to them being addressed throughout the session. The governing body also welcomes written questions about items on the agenda. These will be answered by governing body members during a Q&A session from 4pm to 5pm.
For more information about the meeting in public, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03000 424615.
Written questions should be submitted to email@example.com or by completing an online form.
Alternatively, questions can be posted to NHS Thanet Clinical Commissioning Group, Thanet District Council, Cecil Street, Margate Kent, CT9 1XZ
People who would like to shape CCG decisions can get involved via their GP practice or the CCG’s Health Network.
Most practices have patient participation groups, where people can find out what is happening within the practice and the CCG. The groups are also a channel for patients’ voices through to the CCG. Information about the Health Network is available via the website.