NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is supporting Dementia Awareness Week by holding a dedicated dementia drop in session in St Annes.

People living with dementia and their carers are invited to attend St Annes library on Clifton Drive South on Tuesday 17 May, 10.30am-11.30am, as part of the national awareness week (15-21 May 2016).

The session will give people the opportunity to speak with a member the CCG’s patient engagement team about local dementia services, and feedback what is working well and what isn’t.

Representatives from the CCG will also be attending Holland House GP Surgery in Lytham on Wednesday 18 May to speak with patients about dementia as the practice holds its own series of events in support of Dementia Awareness Week.

Lesley Tiffen, commissioning manager at Fylde and Wyre CCG, said:

“Dementia Awareness Week is an opportunity for us to try increase people’s understanding of dementia and raise awareness.

If you are worried about changes in yours or someone else’s memory or behaviour, it is worth getting it checked out with a GP as soon as possible.

“If you’re living with dementia, or care for someone who is, please come along to the dementia drop in session at St Annes library. We want to know which services are working well for you and hear your thoughts and views on the support services available to you in Fylde and Wyre.

“We want to use people’s feedback to make changes and improvements to services and give people living with dementia, and their carers, a better quality of life.”

For further information, please contact the CCG on 01253 956400 or email enquiries@fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk.

  • 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 152,000 people across approximately 320sq 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 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 fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk/choice
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  • There are many ways to get involved in health service developments, including joining our Influence membership scheme or your practice’s patient participation group.