The next meeting of the NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body will take place at its Wesham offices on Tuesday, 17 November, from 2pm to 4pm.

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.

Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting and can also submit any questions they want to be asked in writing in advance of the meeting. There will also be an opportunity during the meeting to ask questions about any item on the agenda.

Mary Dowling, chair of the CCG’s Governing Body, said: “The CCG Governing Body makes some very important decisions and we encourage people to come along and be part of it.”

Questions can be submitted via http://www.fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk/contact-us. Alternatively, people can write to the Governing Body secretary at NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG, Derby Road, Wesham, PR4 3AL.

The Governing Body meeting is being held at NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG, Derby Road, Wesham, PR4 3AL.


Notes:

  • 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 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.
  • There are many ways to get involved in health service developments, including joining our Influence membership scheme or your practice’s patient participation group.