Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Have your say on the local health service

RESIDENTS will have chance to air their suggestions or concerns about local health services at an event in Chelmsley Wood tomorrow (Wednesday).
Healthwatch Solihull, an independent "consumer champion" for health and social care services, would like to hear about local people's experiences.
It has once again been a difficult winter for the NHS, with added pressure on hospital wards and doctor's surgeries, and there have also been a number of major changes locally.
On April 1, Solihull's Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) merged with two others in Birmingham to form the largest organisation of its kind in the country. The combined body serves a population of more than a million people and has an annual budget of around £1.8billion - which means that its spending is equivalent to £57 a second.
Healthwatch hopes that by inviting residents to have their say on local services, the feedback can be used to drive improvements.
A spokesman said: "Whether you have an experience that you want to share about your GP, dentist, hospital, mental health service, local care home or any other NHS service, come along and speak to us confidentially."
The session will be taking place at Chelmsley Wood Library between 11am-1pm. For further information call 0800 470 1518 or email enquiries@healthwatchsolihull.org.uk

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