Focus on diabetes for health committee
Information on care, action and patient support
THE NHS Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group is holding its public Annual General Meeting today (July 9) – and this year a key focus of the event will be diabetes.
The meeting will take place at the Oak Room in Wycombe Town Hall from 6pm to 8pm. As well as the presentation of the CCG’s annual report and accounts, the event will also take a forward look at the future plans and aims of the organisation.
Members of the public will hear from the CCG’s senior team and will also have a 30-minute opportunity to ask question from the floor.
There will be four information stalls operated by Diabetes UK, Carers Bucks, Active Bucks and another representing patient and public groups.
There will also be a presentation on the subject of diabetes from key members of the CCG team, including clinical lead for long term conditions Dr Raj Bajwa.
Chief clinical officer for the CCG Dr Annet Gamell said: “We’re looking forward to being able to present our reports before the public, as well as talk over our plans for the coming months.
“We’re also especially keen to tell people who may be living with diabetes, or know someone who is, how we can support them in their communities. The number of people with this condition has risen in Buckinghamshire, as recent figures show, and this is a timely opportunity to help them understand what support is available to them and how it can be accessed.
“Diabetes is a key priority of this CCG and we warmly invite anyone with an interest in the condition to attend our AGM to find out more about the ways in which we can help those living with it.”
NHS Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group is made up of 34 GP practices in Amersham, Wycombe, and across South Buck. It serves a population of more than 320,000 and controls a budget in excess of £320million.
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Head of pre-prep, Mrs Elaine Rushforth said: “It was a fantastic week getting the girls involved in thinking about what they need to eat and do to stay healthy.
“Receiving a special message from Jamie Oliver was a fantastic surprise for them and was a great way to acknowledge their hard work on this topic.”