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NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding more Listening Cafés in October.

The Listening Cafés operate on a drop-in basis where people can talk face to face with the CCG about any concerns, compliments or good ideas they have.  The patient experience team will be on hand for members of the public to share experiences and views about health services.

The drop-in sessions will take place on the following dates, and there is no need to make an appointment:

  • Saturday 4 October,11am – 4pm, Fylde Coast Health Mela, Fleetwood High School
  • Thursday 16 October, 2pm – 4pm, Knott End Library
  • Friday 17 October, 10am – 12noon, Staining Village Hall
  • Monday 20 October, 2pm – 4pm, Freckleton Library

Jennifer Aldridge, Chief Nursing Officer at NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG and executive lead for patient engagement, said: “Our Listening Cafés are an important part of what the CCG does. 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.”

For further information about the drop-in sessions please contact the CCG on 01253 956400 or email enquiries@fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk.

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Notes to editors:

Please find attached to this email a picture of Jennifer Aldridge, Chief Nursing Officer at NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG and executive lead for patient engagement.

  • 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.
  • Giving you more choice is a priority of the modern NHS. More information is available through NHS Choices: nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Yourchoices/allaboutchoice/Pages/Allaboutchoice.aspx
  • 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 Affiliate Scheme or your practice’s patient participation group.
  • For more information about the CCG and how to get involved log onto fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk