North Tyneside CCG News

Views needed on improving healthcare in North Tyneside

Tue 20th August 2013

News

The new health body responsible for the planning and commissioning of NHS services in North Tyneside is seeking the views of local people to improve healthcare and health services across the borough for 2014 onwards.

North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is looking at how health services can be improved and how their budget of about £280 million should be spent.

Dr John Matthews, clinical chair for North Tyneside CCG said that we really benefited from the views of local people in setting our plans for this year and wanted to continue to involve local people in their decision making.

Dr Matthews said, “Involving local people in how we improve health care and health services in North Tyneside is really important to use. We want to know where the areas for improvement are so that we can deliver the best care possible for local people.

“I’d encourage anyone who has experienced care within the NHS to come forward and give your views.

“Your thoughts and ideas will really help us with our plans for 2014 onwards so we know that we are delivering what the local people want.”

North Tyneside CCG is very keen to hear local people’s views for the future of NHS health services in North Tyneside – who can do so in a number of ways. People can attend one of the drop in sessions being held in September, take part in the on-line survey, request a paper survey, or telephone or email their comments.

In particular, they would like to focus on public health and prevention, planned care, urgent care, long term conditions, mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people, continuing healthcare, and end of life care

To get involved, please visit www.northtynesideccg.nhs.uk or email northtynesideccg@northtyneside-pct.nhs.uk

Alternatively, call 0191 295 4233 or write to Community and Health Care Forum, 205 Park Road, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, NE28 7NL.

Local people will also be able to talk about their experiences in drop in events which will take place in September.

All responses are confidential and will only be used to inform the plans for 2014 onwards for North Tyneside CCG