Residents invited to attend local Primary Care Meeting

Residents invited to attend local Primary Care Meeting

 NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), will be holding its Primary Care Committee meeting in public on Tuesday 12 September 2017 from 1.30pm – 3pm in Ormskirk.

The committee meetings take place in public, so anyone is welcome to observe.

Steve Gross, board lay member at NHS West Lancashire CCG and chair of the new primary care committee, said: “Our move to level three co-commissioning earlier this year is a significant development for the CCG and for the health and wellbeing of the residents that we serve.

“As a group of local commissioners and clinicians, we understand what issues face our local communities, and importantly what needs our local people have.  These new committee meetings are held in public so anyone can observe them, which further reflects our commitment to be transparent about our plans and decisions”.

The committee meetings are held following the move to level three primary care co-commissioning in April 2017. This means the local health commissioners have responsibility of commissioning primary care services locally in West Lancashire and lead on decisions of how funding is allocated.  To support this move and to avoid conflict of interest, the new committee does not offer any local GPs voting rights.

The next committee will be held in Meeting Room 1 of the CCG offices in Hilldale on the Ormskirk Hospital site.  For instructions on how to find the office, please visit the website or contact the CCG via 01695 588 000. The agenda for the meeting will be made available on the CCG’s website a week before the meeting.