Members of the public interested in local health issues are invited to the forthcoming governing body meetings of their local health commissioners.
NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS South Sefton CCG hold their bi-monthly governing body meetings in public, so that people can listen to the discussions and the decision making processes of the doctors, nurses and other health professionals that make up these forums.
Dr Craig Gillespie, local GP and chair of NHS South Sefton CCG, said: “I would highly encourage anyone that is interested in local health issues to attend. It’s a great way to find out about the work we’ve been doing over the past few months and what we have coming up.”
Attendees have the opportunity to ask governing body members questions before the formal meeting begins.
Dr Rob Caudwell, local GP and chair of NHS Southport and Formby CCG added: “It’s really important to us that people in Sefton are involved in the work that we do and that’s why it’s always great to see members of the public in attendance.”
NHS Southport and Formby CCG’s governing body will meet on Wednesday 5 February at 1pm at the Family Life Centre, Ash Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 6JH.
NHS South Sefton CCG’s governing body will meet on Thursday 6 February at 1pm at Merton House, Stanley Road, Bootle, L20 3DL in the 3rd floor boardroom.
Agendas and papers will be published on the CCGs’ websites in advance of the meetings:
- NHS Southport and Formby CCG – southportandformbyccg.nhs.uk/about-us/governing-body/governing-body-meetings
- NHS South Sefton CCG – southseftonccg.nhs.uk/about-us/governing-body/governing-body-meetings
Anyone planning to attend either meeting is asked to call 0151 317 8456 to confirm their attendance and to advise about any communications or accessibility requirements they may have.