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Over 100 sign up to have their say on NHS at West Suffolk Patient Revolution

More than 100 people have already booked a place at this year’s NHS Patient Revolution event next Wednesday, June 29 – and there are still places available at the afternoon and evening sessions.

This year’s annual conference about west Suffolk health services provides a great opportunity for you to raise the health issues that matter to you and make a difference to the planning of local healthcare services.

The event is organised by NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (WSCCG) and is open to patients of all ages and their families and carers as well as representatives of community, voluntary and charitable organisations from the area.

The 2016 patient revolution event is taking place next week, Wednesday June 29 at The Athenaeum, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LU. You can attend either the afternoon session 2-5pm or the evening session 5.30-7.30pm, or both if you want.

Andrew Eley, WSCCG acting chief operating officer said: “It’s certainly pleasing that so many people have already booked to come along.

“We’re holding an afternoon session as well as an evening session for those who might be out at work during the day.

“Patient feedback feeds directly into our planning of local healthcare services, to ensure they are the best they can be and what people want. We can’t effectively commission services without listening and responding to what people are telling us.

“The event uses an ‘open space’ technique - there is no set agenda. People attending the event set the topics for discussion, which gives everyone the opportunity to talk about the health issues that matter to them.

“We’ve acted on what people have told us at previous events and every year publish details of how we have responded to that feedback. We are particularly pleased that following last year’s event we have improved diabetes services, increased cancer survival rates and delivered on our commitment to increased focus on developing mental health services.

“The event also provides an opportunity to meet staff from the clinical commissioning group, other statutory and voluntary sector organisations, local GPs and like-minded people from the community.”

Book your free place online:

Afternoon session (2-5 pm) BOOK HERE

Evening session (5.30-7.30 pm) BOOK HERE

Or telephone Hayley Charman on 01284 758016 or email hayley.charman@suffolk.nhs.uk

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