Give your views on health services

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The public are invited to a meeting about the provision of health services for people with neuro-degenerative conditions.

NHS Nene and NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are holding a public meeting to offer service users of re-provision of respite care and health checks for people with neuro-degenerative conditions, and the public, the opportunity to meet representatives from Nene and Corby CCGs and Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (NHFT) to discuss the ongoing consultation.

GPs now have a much greater role in commissioning or buying local health services. Groups of GPs have formed Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to do this. Nene and Corby CCGs are responsible for commissioning the majority of health services across Northamptonshire on behalf of the local population.

Since its formation in April, it has looked at local services and considered how they are provided. A review is taking place of two services in Northamptonshire including residential respite for people with neuro-degenerative conditions.

The only provision for Northamptonshire is at Favell House and currently provides respite for residents in Northampton through the provision of 10 beds. The CCG has developed proposals about how people could receive these services in future, and would like to understand what local people think about these proposals.

They propose to provide Personal Health Budgets to those needing residential respite care in Northamptonshire which will allow residents to choose where, and from whom, they receive the service. This will provide individuals with choice in making a decision about the most appropriate service to meet their needs.

They believe this will produce an enhanced service for the local population who currently use the service as well as for people who may need to use the service in the future.

They are keen to involve the public in the decisions they make about local health services. A public meeting will be taking place on Monday, June 17, from 5pm to 6.30pm to explain the consultation in detail; the reason this review is taking place and the proposed changes.

The meeting will be held in the board room at Francis Crick House, Summerhouse Road, Moulton Park, Northampton NN3 6BF

If you would like to book a place for the meeting, ,email involvement.nene@nhs.net with your name, contact details, post code, if you require any disability access, how many people will be attending and if you are representing an organisation or charity. Alternatively, call 01604 651744 to confirm your attendance. This will be on a first come, first served basis as spaces are limited.