Thoughts and experiences wanted to shape health services for the future

NHS Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) want to hear people’s experiences of community health and GP services and get their views of how they should be developed in the future.

During the coming months, the CCG will be holding public engagement events to listen to understand how people use local health services, what is working well and what can be improved.

Dr Ian Tait, GP and Chair of NHS Herefordshire CCG, said: “You will know that NHS services are under significant pressure and as such we need to ensure that our resources are used effectively, providing the best possible care for people across Herefordshire.

“Having the views of as many people as possible will help when we come to shape health services in the future.

“It’s also important to know that no decisions have been made and no models, plans or proposals are being presented, this is about listening to our patients.”

Six public events are planned where people can come and share their experiences. These are taking place in the following:

  • 18th July, Ross-on-Wye - 10am at the Ryefield Centre, Grammar School Close, HR9 7QD
  • 25th July, Ledbury - 3pm at Burgage Hall, Church Lane, HR8 1DW
  • 27th July, Kington - 10am at the Old Police Station, Market Hall Street, Kington, HR5 3DP
  • 1st August, Leominster - 1pm at Grange Court, Pinsley Road, HR6 8NL
  • 2nd August, Bromyard - 10am at The Hope Centre, Hereford Road, HR7 4QU
  • 2nd August, Hereford - 3pm at Hereford Town Hall, St Owen Street, HR1 2PL

Dr Tait added: “I understand that these events are being held in market towns, but I would encourage people living in more rural areas to come and take part, everyone’s view is important.”

These events are part of a wider programme of public engagement where the results will be used to inform CCG proposals for the future model of community provision and any subsequent consultation relating to these proposals.

More information can be found at Consultation and Engagement