Urging residents to have their say on GP out-of-hours

0

Tomorrow (Wednesday) sees two meetings in Fenland giving people a chance to have a say on the future of emergency health cover.

The meetings at March and Wisbech to discuss NHS 111 and GP out-of-hours services have been organised after I queried why Fenland had been missed out in a round of consultation events organised by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) which is responsible for health provision.

I have campaigned for better health care provision in this area and contacted the CCG asking why Fenland had been ignored.

I wanted to know why, given that Fenland is the district in Cambridgeshire with the strongest case for improvements in healthcare we were not being given the opportunity locally to have our say in how changes could best deliver that. As a result of my action the CCG have now agreed to two meetings to allow our residents to have their say on the future of NHS 111 and out-of-hours GP services, which is welcome news and I hope people will take the opportunity to attend.

The first meeting tomorrow (Wednesday February 11) is at 11am to noon at Wisbech library and the second is from 1pm to 2.30pm at March Town Hall.

The consultation document and details of how to respond are available on our website at the following link:

http://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/have-your-say/111-OOH.htm

The closing date for receipt of responses to this consultation is 5pm on 20 February 2015.

Wisbech & District Conservatives
Wisbech & District Conservative Branch cover all the Wisbech wards except Hill & Staithe, which has it's own branch. We are local Conservatives working together for our town and our community. Come and join us!