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Mental health on the agenda for NHS Thanet CCG

User AvatarPosted by Bobbie Walkem-Smith at 23/08/2013 12:30:30

Adult mental health will be one of the key topics being discussed at the next meeting in public of NHS Thanet Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Taking place from 2pm to 5pm on Tuesday 3 September in the Council Chamber of Thanet council’s Cecil Street offices, Margate, CT9 1XZ, the meeting will be the third of its kind since the CCG was launched in April.

The CCG plans and pays for (commissions) most local healthcare, and has a budget of £190 million for this year.  

NHS Thanet CCG clinical chairman Dr Tony Martin, said: “As potential or current users, local people have a right to have a say, and be fully informed about our spending priorities. We’re working on behalf of the population we serve.

“The meetings in public represent an excellent opportunity for Thanet people to ask questions, raise concerns and put forward suggestions.”

The agenda and papers for the September meeting will be available here from Tuesday 27 August.

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 4.45pm to 5pm.

For more information about the meeting in public, email thanet.ccg@nhs.net or call 03000 424615.

Written questions should be submitted to thn@thanetccg.info 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 www.thanetccg.nhs.uk/health-network/join-us .

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