NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding a Governing Body meeting at the North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood with the public welcome to attend. The meeting will take place on Tuesday 21 July at 1:30pm.

The role of the Governing Body is to oversee the work of the CCG and ensure arrangements are in place to allow the organisation to effectively carry out its duties and in accordance with the principles of good governance as a CCG.

Members of the public are also invited to submit questions, which relate to the meeting agenda, in writing prior to the meeting. This can be done by completing an online form on the Governing Body meetings page at www.fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk. Alternatively, people can write to the Governing Body secretary at NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG, Derby Road, Wesham, PR4 3AL.

Mary Dowling, chair of the CCG’s Governing Body, said: “We are committed to being an open and transparent organisation and so I would like to encourage members of the public to come along to our next meeting.

Anybody who attends has the opportunity to ask our Governing Body questions about the items on our agenda and we will be able to explain what we are trying to achieve.”

It is important to note that although Governing Body meetings are held in public, they are not ‘public meetings’. These meetings provide an opportunity for the public to hear important decisions that are made about which health services the CCG commission in order to maintain the highest standards of patient care.

The full address for the venue of the meeting is: Vantini Suite, North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood, FY7 6BN.



Notes to editors:

• NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the organisation responsible for planning and buying health services in the area to meet patients’ needs. This is known as ‘commissioning’.
• Led by family doctors (GPs), the CCG currently serves a population of 151,000 people across approximately 320 sq km of coast and countryside. The majority live in the urban towns of Fleetwood, Thornton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Kirkham and Lytham St Annes, but a significant proportion live in rural villages.
• The CCG receives a set amount of money from the government – around £200million in 2014/15 – and is committed to spending this wisely for the benefit of local people.
• Giving you more choice is a priority of the modern NHS. More information is available at www.fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk/choice
• The NHS Constitution sets out your rights as an NHS patient: www.nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Rightsandpledges/NHSConstitution/Pages/Overview.aspx
• There are many ways to get involved in health service developments, including joining our Influence membership scheme or your practice’s patient participation group.
• For more information about the CCG and how to get involved log onto www.fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk