The city’s new GP-led health commissioning group, NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), held an event last night, Thursday, 26 September, at the Stadium of Light to help shape the future of the NHS. Click here to download the presentation.
Around 80 members of the public attended the event and discussed NHS England’s recent call to action to help the NHS meet future demand.
Sunderland CCG’s Chair, Dr Ian Pattison, said: “We would like to thank all of the people who attended the event and helped us review our five year plan.
“We are committed to involving patients when planning new health services, as well as developing existing services, and events like this help us get input from local people.”
NHS England is calling on the public, NHS staff and politicians to have an open and honest debate about the future shape of the NHS in order to meet rising demand, introduce new technology and meet the expectations of its patients.
All feedback from the meetings, as well as national events and online contributions via NHS Choices, will be published and used to help shape a longer term strategy for the NHS. This will need to be in place by early 2014 to feed into commissioning plans for GP-led Clinical Commissioning Groups in 2014/15 and 2015/16.