How can we better join up health and social care services to provide a seamless service to patients in west Suffolk?
That’s the theme of this year’s NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) ‘Patient Revolution’ event.
A popular event for patients, carers, voluntary and charitable organisations and members of the public, the patient event is now in its third year and is open to anyone with an interest in local healthcare services.
The event will take place on June 11 from 9am-1pm at the apex in Bury St Edmunds.
Jo Finn, the CCG’s lay member for patient and public engagement, said: “The main question we’ll be asking at the event is how health and social care organisations can work together better to provide a seamless level of care to patients in west Suffolk.
“Our CCG wants to know people’s thoughts on how we can ensure that patients are at the centre of our services, to stop people falling through the gaps between organisations and how health and social care services can work together more effectively.
“The event is also a great opportunity to meet with west Suffolk GPs, CCG staff members and representatives of local organisations who are involved in healthcare.
“You will be able to discuss issues that matter to you and contribute to the planning of future services.
“Last year over 200 people attended our event with 45 different discussion groups on a wide range of healthcare issues affecting people in west Suffolk, including support for carers, patient transport, dementia and mental health service provision. “The CCG acted on the issues raised and published a report which highlighted what work had been done.
“This year we’d like as many people as possible to join us to ensure we give everyone the chance to make a real impact on the design of health services.”
To book for this free event or for more information call 01284 774813 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
You can read the report from the 2013 Patient Revolution conference at www.westsuffolkccg.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Patient-Revolution-2013-progress-report.pdf
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