People living in the Poulton-le-Fylde area are being encouraged to attend a local NHS ‘listening cafe’ where they can have their say on health and care.

NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will hold a drop-in session at Poulton Library in Blackpool Old Road on Tuesday, 11 October, from 10am to 11am.

It is an opportunity for people to share their views – good or bad – on local health services with a member of the patient engagement team at the CCG.

All feedback will be used to help develop services and will be sent to the team to improve future health services.

Jennifer Aldridge, chief nursing officer at NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG and executive lead for patient engagement, said: “Our listening cafes are an important part of what the CCG does.

Aldridge, Jennifer 2“In taking the time to talk to our residents we understand what is important to them and this helps us to develop high quality services.”

There will also be a chance to speak to a member of the CCG about joining its Influence membership scheme, which gives people a chance to share their views on the healthcare provided in Fylde and Wyre and act as a health champion in the community.

The scheme is open to all Fylde and Wyre residents and individuals registered with a local GP.

For further information about the listening cafe, contact the CCG on 01253 956400 or email


  • 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
  • The NHS Constitution sets out your rights as an NHS patient:
  • There are many ways to get involved in health service developments, including joining our Influence membership scheme or your practice’s patient participation group.