Help shape health services in Corby

Dr Peter Wilczynski

Dr Peter Wilczynski

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Residents are invited to help shape health services in Corby to ensure patients get the best care.

NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has published its prospectus for 2013/14, entitled Shaping Healthcare Services in Corby.

The aim of the prospectus is to outline the priorities and strategies for Corby healthcare services in 2013/14, and how these plans align with those of the Northamptonshire Health and Wellbeing Board by working to increase integrated services and preventing ill health by tackling the needs of residents.

Included in the prospectus is information on the role of Corby CCG and what its major achievements are to date. Details are also provided on the ways it will engage with people such as patient participation groups

Dr Peter Wilczynski, GP chairman of the CCG, said: “Our vision is to create a culture where individuals are supported to manage their own healthcare, enabling people in Corby to live healthier, fuller lives.

“We understand that the majority of people do not want to travel to hospital to receive treatment and would like care closer to home. We are looking at bringing a range of high quality services into the community. We recognise what the local health needs are and we want to make a difference to the way that healthcare is delivered to Corby residents.

“This year will bring a number of financial challenges which may lead to difficult decisions we need to work together to make. It’s imperative that we maintain high quality of care to all of the population.

“We want to engage with people to help us ensure that we hear their views. People can do this by joining our Pulse membership or their local patient participation group and help give us insight into the local health priorities of the community and feedback to inform our decision-making process when deciding which health services we commission.”

The prospectus can be downloaded from the NHS Corby CCG website.

To participate visit www.corbyccg.nhs.uk/corby-pulse/.