Shoppers are being urged to visit a travelling health bus this week to share their views on local health services.
As part of a their Summer Listening Events Nene Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the organisation responsible for buying local healthcare services for the residents of Northamptonshire, will be visiting Daventry, Kettering and Wellingborough supermarkets on Wednesday, August 5.
They want to talk to as many shoppers as possible to find out what they believe would be the most helpful change to local health services to improve patient and carer experience as well as finding out how services and information could be changed to empower individuals and carers to play a greater, more positive role in health care issues.
The health bus will be making the following stops:
9am to 11am Tesco car park, New Street, Daventry;
midday to 2pm Tesco car park, Turnells Mill Lane, Wellingborough;
2.30pm to 4.30pm, Morrisons car park, Lower Street, Kettering.
Nene CCG began their listening engagement events in early July and attended patient group meetings in Northampton, Kettering, Towcester and Rushden.
The events were focused on specific health care issues – dementia, diabetes and cancer.
A spokesman for Nene CCG said “The response to our listening events has been excellent and the feedback we have received will help us to reshape our services to put patients at the centre of all we do and to better meet the health and social care needs of the future.
“This time we are going out to our communities to listen more on their views on all health services.
“We encourage people to come and meet us and share their experiences and ideas.”
There are a number of ways people can get involved, for example if you cannot attend an event you can still have your say by joining the Nene membership.
You will be sent updates on events and invitations to participate in surveys etc.
To become a member visit http://www.neneccg.nhs.uk/membership/.