NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging people to have more of a say on local healthcare by signing up to its ‘Influence’ membership scheme.

Members of the scheme will receive the latest CCG news directly by email, as well as being given the opportunity to share their views on healthcare.

They will also be invited to complete questionnaires/polls and may occasionally be asked to join one of the CCG’s focus group.

Kevin Toole, lay member for engagement at Fylde and Wyre CCG, said: “The Influence scheme is open to anyone living in Fylde and Wyre. As a member, you will be kept up to date about what is going on at the CCG, as well as having the chance to share your views on local healthcare.

“Speaking to patients and the public is a huge priority for us. In taking the time to talk to local people, we understand what is important to them which helps us to develop high quality services.

“The Influence scheme is a great way for us to engage with a larger number of people across Fylde and Wyre and we’d encourage as many people as possible to join us.”

You can find out more about Influence and sign up here.

You can also follow NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG on Facebook and Twitter.