Southport and Formby Clinical commissioning group (CCG) in Sefton is encouraging anyone with an interest to go along to their November governing body meetings.
The CCG hold governing body meetings every two months in public, so people can hear them discussing and making decisions about local health services.
Doctors, nurses and other health professionals who make up the committee will discuss a range of issues including the performance of the services they commission, like hospitals and community care.
Rob Caudwell, local GP and NHS Southport and Formby CCG chair, said:
“We invite the public along to this formal meeting to listen to the CCG’s plans. Residents also get the chance to ask any questions they have before the meeting gets underway.”
The NHS Southport and Formby CCG meeting will take place on Wednesday 1 November at the Family Life Centre, Ash St, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 6JH, at 1.00pm
Papers will be available here beforehand: www.southportandformbyccg.nhs.uk/about-us/governing-body/governing-body-meetings
Anyone who is interested in attending is asked to call 0151 247 7000 to confirm their attendance.
NHS Southport and Formby CCG have been responsible for buying or ‘commissioning’ the majority of local health services since 1 April 2013, when primary care trusts were abolished.
NHS Southport and Formby CCG’s membership is made up of 19 GP practices.
You can gain a flavour of the open nature of our local CCG from this video compilation of views and comments following recent 'Big Chat' events.