Have a say in future of health care in Corby

Dr Peter Wilczynski
Dr Peter Wilczynski

Residents are invited to a meeting on the future of health care services in Corby.

It is being held on Tuesday (January 28) by NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group at the Cube, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. The group, which is responsible for commissioning health services for the residents of Corby, met members of the public in October last year and set out the major challenges facing the NHS both nationally and locally.

The event gave people the opportunity to have their say on how local health services can be improved and sustained for them and their families.

At this, the sixth event run by NHS Corby CCG, commissioners will demonstrate how they have listened to feedback and used this to help shape their commissioning plans for local health services for 2014-15.

The event will begin with a presentation on the Healthier Northamptonshire Programme, which brings together public sector organisations to improve health and social care services in the county, while tackling some of the biggest challenges it has ever faced.

The strategy includes ambitions to ensure there is sustainable healthcare, bring care closer to home, transform the quality of primary care and reduce unnecessary admissions into local hospitals.

Dr Pete Wilczynski, chairman of NHS Corby CCG, said: “We know that both health and social care in the county are facing significant pressures. We need to work together to ensure our strategy reflects the needs of the population we serve. We are keen that the public have the opportunity to have their say from an early stage and welcome people to our public event to hear our plans and tell us their views”.

The event is free of charge and includes light refreshments.

To register for the event, call 01604 651744 or email corby.pulse@nhs.net by Monday, January 27. Residents can also submit questions that you would like answered at the event by using these contact details.