Corby residents can help shape health service

Dr Peter Wilczynski
Dr Peter Wilczynski

Residents in Corby are being given the chance to shape local health services.

NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group is inviting people to a forum on Tuesday, October 1, at the Cube, from 6pm to 8pm.

The group, which is responsible for commissioning most of the health services on behalf of local people, wants to hear how residents feel it can meet the challenges facing the local health system and provide a high quality service.

The event will include an update on current activities, and outline of future commissioning plans and an interactive audience participation session with round table discussions to ensure everyone’s views are heard.

Dr Pete Wilczynski, chairman of NHS Corby CCG, said: “We know the NHS is facing significant national and local pressures, including a growing ageing population, more people living longer with long-term conditions and an increased demand on services.

“We are developing our future plans against this backdrop and we want to consider forward thinking and innovative solutions to meet these extra demands and to improve outcomes for patients.

“We are fully committed to engaging with our local communities and these events are the perfect opportunity for residents of Corby to participate in our future decision making.”