People living across Fylde and Wyre have been invited to help the local NHS improve psychological therapy services in the area.

NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has launched a survey to gather the views of local people as it begins the process of redesigning services and the ways they are accessed.

The consultation is part of the CCG’s work towards the national IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) initiative and is aimed at services for people suffering from depression or anxiety disorders. 

These services can include one-to-one counselling, group, telephone or online therapies and cognitive behavioural therapy.

Fylde and Wyre CCG’s clinical chief officer Dr Tony Naughton said: “We are always keen to get the views of patients to help shape our commissioning and service development.

“We want as many people from across Fylde and Wyre to fill out this survey and make their voices heard so we know we are making changes that will truly benefit our local population.”

The survey will be open until 1 September. To fill it in, visit http://www.fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk/iapt/


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 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
  • The NHS Constitution sets out your rights as an NHS patient: 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.