Residents in Fylde and Wyre will have the chance to hear more about future plans for local health services at a series of events to be held throughout November.

NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be staging four events to explain the thinking behind the development of its long-term plans – with members of the public invited to attend.

The CCG recently launched its 2030 Vision for Health and Care in Fylde and Wyre and more detailed five-year Strategic Plan. These documents describe many of the challenges faced and how the CCG aims to tackle these with partners to meet its aspirations for local health services.

Members of the public will be able to hear more detail about the CCG’s thinking and how feedback helped to positively shape the plans. Thousands of people influenced these as a result of focus groups; drop-in listening events, workshops, traditional and new media and through partner agencies.

Health leaders will also be on hand at the events to answer any questions from members of the public and views will be sought on some of the new services planned.

The events will take place on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 5 November 2014, Thornton Methodist Church, Thornton, 2pm – 4pm
  • Monday 10 November 2014, YMCA, Lofthouse Building, Fleetwood, 10am – 12noon
  • Tuesday 11 November 2014, Kirkham Community Centre, Kirkham, 10am – 12 noon
  • Monday 17 November 2014, The Assembly Rooms, Lytham, 2pm – 4pm
Dr Tony NaughtonLocal GP and clinical chief officer of the CCG, Dr Tony Naughton, said: “We would like to invite as many members of the public as possible to attend one of these events. We launched our 2030 Vision and five-year Strategic Plan at our Annual General Meeting in August and those who attended were overwhelmingly supportive of our plans. However, we look forward to sharing more details of these with the pubic and very much welcome any comments or views about future services.

 

“We believe that we will only meet the health challenges facing us if local people are empowered to make informed decisions about their health and healthcare, and are enabled to participate in shaping the development of health and care services.”

Anybody wishing to attend is politely asked to confirm their attendance before Friday 31 October 2014 by emailing enquiries@fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk or calling 01253 956400.

An electronic version of the 2030 vision and a summary of the five-year plan, which has been endorsed by the Plain English Campaign, are available by visiting www.fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk.

Please email enquiries@fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk or call 01253 956400 if you would like to receive a hard copy of either document.

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