Local NHS bosses are very pleased with the response to the engagement events they have been holding over the last month and are hoping to hear from even more local people, as they seek to gather information about usage of GP and community services.
Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have been collecting feedback about local people’s experiences with primary and community health care services, so that they are able to improve services to meet the needs of local patients.
So far, the CCG has held the first three of six planned engagement events and have been thrilled with the turnout.
Dr Ian Tait, GP and Chair of NHS Herefordshire CCG, said: “Our call for residents to tell us about their experiences of community health and GP services has so far been met with a superb response.
“We are really keen that this enthusiasm continues and people keep coming to our events, which are taking place across the county. If you live in the area, we want to hear from you. We are not presenting any plans or models, we just want to find out more about how our patients are using our services and what they want them to look like in the future.”
Three public events are still to take place where people can come and share their experiences. They are planned to take place as follows:
- 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
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. More events will follow in September.