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‘Big Chat’ about health in Southport and Formby

Health commissioners are inviting Southport and Formby residents to come to their ‘Annual Review meets Big Chat’ event on Tuesday 11 September 2018.

Big Chat 2018
From left to right: Tracey Forshaw, Fiona Taylor, Anne Marie Morrison from Sefton CVS, Dr Rob Caudwell, Jan Leonard, Susanne Lynch.

NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is combining its annual review meeting with a ‘Big Chat’ style event, and this year will also be celebrating 70 years of the NHS.

So, as well as finding out about the CCG’s performance and achievements over the past 12 months, the event is a chance for residents to give their views about the organisation’s latest work to shape services.

This year, the event will include a marketplace with a range of health and wellbeing related stalls that people can browse ahead of the start of the main programme, which will combine a mix of presentations and interactive, table-based discussions.

Dr Rob Caudwell, chair of the CCG, said:

“This will be our 10th ‘Big Chat’ event in Southport and Formby. We really value the feedback and suggestions we gather from all those who come along to the events, so we hope to welcome many local people to our annual review.”

He added:

“We are also hosting a marketplace, where colleagues and partners from neighbouring health organisations will have information stalls promoting a range of local health services.”

Copies of the CCG’s annual report and accounts for 2017-2018 will also be available for people to take away.

The event begins at 1 pm with a marketplace and refreshments, with the main agenda taking place from 2 pm to 4.30pm at The Royal Clifton Hotel, One the Promenade, Southport, PR8 1RB. The marketplace and refreshments will be available from 1 pm.

Anyone who would like to come along is asked to confirm their attendance, along with any special requirements they may have, by calling 0151 317 8456 or emailing