Public Involvement Forum - 2 July 2013
Around 80 people attended Seeking Your Experience – Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group’s first public involvement forum event which took place at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate on 2 July (pictured right).
They were welcomed by Dr Alistair Ingram, the Clinical Chair of the CCG, who gave a brief update on the changes in the NHS and progress the CCG has made in recent times.
There were also presentations from two of the CCG’s Governing Body member GPs. Dr Chris Preece spoke about “integrated care” which included details about joining up health and social care services, and Dr Rick Sweeney discussed the work the CCG had done with local care homes to improve experiences for patients.
The second half of the event featured five discussion sessions led by GPs from the CCG’s governing body where people were invited to share their experiences of:
- GP out-of-hours services
- Long term health conditions
- Services for people with skin problems (dermatology services)
- Dementia care, and
- Visits to hospital for outpatient appointments
Dr Ingram said: “We were delighted to welcome so many people from a diverse range of backgrounds to our first public involvement forum event. There was a very positive atmosphere in the room and we got a great deal out of the evening.
“We are fully committed to involving people in developing local health services and this event is part of our wider public engagement strategy. Whilst it provided us with an opportunity to update people on local projects, the main benefit for us was to be able to get such valuable feedback in the discussion sessions.”
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Click the icon below to read the full report of the event including the feedback received from members of the public and answers to questions submitted at the event.
Next Public Involvement Forum
We intend to hold our next public involvement forum in January/February 2014. Details will be published nearer the time.