Patients and the public are invited to the next meeting of NHS Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group’s Governing Body, which will take place in public on Thursday 26 September 2019 starting at 10.30am at the Dower House Hotel, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6PY.
Led by local GPs and other health professionals, Lincolnshire East CCG consists of GP practices across three localities:
- Boston Area
- East Lindsey
- Skegness and Coast.
The CCG is responsible for the planning and buying of high quality health services to improve the health of the 243,650 people living in its area.
These services include planned and emergency hospital care, rehabilitation and most community services for the people of Lincolnshire East.
Our Governing Body welcomes patients and the public to this month’s meeting in Woodhall Spa. 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 East Lincolnshire.
These are not public meetings in the normal sense but they are Governing Body meetings held in public. The main difference is that the public are entitled to come along and listen to the Governing Body discussion, but they are not able to take part or ask questions during the formal meeting.
At the end of the meeting there will be an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions relating to the content of the agenda. Alternatively, questions may be submitted in writing using the pro-forma provided and a written reply will be sent as soon as possible after the meeting, so long as the contributor’s name and address is provided.
It is 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.