Posted by Bobbie Walkem-Smith at 29/08/2014 10:12:53
People from across the NHS Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) area are being urged to sign up for an event to help shape the way essential health and social care services are provided locally.
The aim of the workshop on Thursday 11 September at Kings Hall, Herne Bay (CT6 6BA) is to find out which services people believe need to be provided in the community.
This will be used to help design new community networks, which are being developed by NHS Canterbury and Coastal CCG and Kent County Council (KCC).
Patients, voluntary organisations and providers are invited to take part in developing the networks by joining one of two sessions on 11 September. There will be an afternoon session from 2pm to 5pm which will be repeated in an evening session from 6pm to 9pm.
It is proposed that Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable, Faversham, Sandwich/ Ash will each be the base for one of the networks.
Dr Geoff Jones, CCG lead for community services, said: “Everyone from the Canterbury and Coastal area is welcome to attend the event. It’s the start of a journey to improve local health and social care services and we are keen that local people are part of this. We really value people’s input.”
Examples of services that may be part of the community networks include: some outpatient services, neighbourhood care teams (which provide care to people in their own homes), GP care, consultants who provide care for the elderly, community and voluntary sector support, and mental health services.
Following the workshop, local stakeholder forums will then be established to support communities to develop the individual networks.
Anyone wishing to attend the event should call 01227 791359 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, stating which session they will be attending and which network they are most interested in.
For further information visit: www.canterburycoastalccg.nhs.uk/pictureofhealth