Public invited to health governing body meeting in Market Deeping

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Patients and the public are invited to the next governing body meeting in public of NHS South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which takes place on Thursday from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at the Eventus Centre, Northfield Industrial Estate, Market Deeping.

Led by local GPs and other health professionals, NHS South Lincolnshire CCG is responsible for the planning and purchasing of health services in Bourne, Market Deeping, Spalding, Long Sutton, Holbeach and surrounding areas in South Lincolnshire.

These services include planned and emergency hospital care, rehabilitation and most community services for the people of South Lincolnshire.

At the meeting the governing body will:

• Consider and sign-off the Strategic Operational Plan;

• Receive an update on public health including the annual report of the director of public health for Lincolnshire; and

• Be updated on the QIPP Focus Areas Update Report.

Dr Kevin Hill, chair of NHS South Lincolnshire, said: “Our governing body welcomes patients and the public to the meeting in Market Deeping.

“We hold these meetings in public to offer local people a first-hand opportunity to see how we are working to improve health services in South Lincolnshire.

“It’s important that patients have a much greater say in their healthcare and there are a number of ways that they can do that.

“Most of our GP practices now have a patient participation group which allows patients to work with the practice to ensure services are meeting the needs of local patients. We also encourage our patients to get involved in other ways and more information is available on our website at www.southlincolnshireccg.nhs.uk