Health chiefs go on Suffolk tour

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The NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will hold a series of market stall road shows across West Suffolk including a visit to Sudbury.

The CCG, which commissions health and care services including emergency care and mental health and learning disability services, will be visiting Sudbury on August 21.

The event will take place at St Peter’s on Market Hill between 8am and 1pm.

The road shows will give local people the opportunity to talk to CCG representatives about health issues that matter to them, as well as meet with the CCG’s healthcare partners.

People will be asked for their feedback on bringing health and social care services more closely together.

Part of this includes people’s opinions on the proposals for urgent care services, including NHS 111, out of hours and community health services.

Views will also be sought on how best the health and social care system can give people the tools they need to self-manage their own health conditions so they can remain independent for as long as possible.

Partner organisations including Suffolk County Council, The Terence Higgins Trust, Healthwatch Suffolk, Suffolk Family Carers, LiveWell Suffolk, Care UK and Age UK Suffolk will also be present at many of the events.

Dr Christopher Browning, a GP in Long Melford and NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body Chairman said: “Our CCG has long held the view that getting out and talking to local people is one of the best ways to gather views on west Suffolk healthcare services.

“These market stall health events mean people are able to chat with us and our health partners, about the issues that really matter to them in their local town.

“As the NHS organisation responsible for managing most local healthcare services we need people to tell us what we’re doing right and what we’re doing wrong. So, do come along if you can.”

This is the second year the event will run.