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Spalding patients urged to share their views over health services




Former patients of Spalding's Pennygate Health Centre are being urged to share their views by completing a survey, attending tonight's (Thursday) public consultation meeting or one in the near future.

South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging people to have their say between now and December 31, when the consultation closes. Non-Pennygate patients' views are also sought.

CCG deputy director of nursing and quality Rebecca Neno said: "We are very keen to hear the views and concerns of local people including former Pennygate Health Centre patients, as well as any ideas or suggestions people may have about primary care services.

Pennygate Health Centre. (3516689)
Pennygate Health Centre. (3516689)

"We met with a number of patients when we held drop-in engagement events at the practice before it closed on September 7 and their feedback will be considered alongside the responses given during the public consultation.

"In addition, we have already run two consultation events, with three more to go and we would encourage people to attend these and share their views.”

The consultation events will run as follows:

· This evening (Thursday, 6pm-8pm at Spalding Primary School, Woolram Wygate, Spalding PE11 1PB;

· Friday, November 30, 10am-noon at Pennygate Foundation, 204 Pennygate, Spalding PE11 1LT;

· Friday, December 14, 2pm-4pm at Johnson Hospital, Rooms 124&125, Spalding Road, Spalding PE11 3DT.

“We would urge as many people as possible to complete a survey and/or attend one of the consultation events,” added Rebecca. “It’s vital that we hear what you have to say, as your views will be fed into the process we then undertake to decide what the future provision of GP services looks like.”

The survey is available online or by telephoning 01522 573939 to request a paper copy, which can be posted to you. Alternatively, you can collect a paper copy from the Johnson GP Centre at the Johnson Community Hospital, Spalding.



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