Have your say on re­view of ther­apy ser­vices

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

PAR­ENTS and car­ers of chil­dren who use spe­cial­ist ther­a­pies in Bucks will get a chance to have a say on how the ser­vices are run.

The NHS and Buck­ing­hamshire County Coun­cil com­mis­sion­ers are re­view­ing chil­dren’s ther­apy ser­vices in­clud­ing speech and lan­guage, phys­io­ther­apy and oc­cu­pa­tional ther­apy; as con­tracts are shortly due to ex­pire.

They want to know what peo­ple think about the cur­rent ser­vices so that they can make sure the new ser­vices are de­signed to be the best they can be.

A state­ment from Bucks County Coun­cil’s cab­i­net mem­ber for education and skills Coun­cil­lor Zahir Mo­hammed and the coun­cil’s cab­i­net mem­ber for chil­dren’s ser­vices Lin Hazell said: “We want to make sure as many par­ents and car­ers as pos­si­ble have the op­por­tu­nity to give us their views, so that we can take th­ese into ac­count in the de­sign of the new ser­vices to make sure that they meet the needs of chil­dren and fam­i­lies”.

NHS Chiltern Clin­i­cal Com­mis­sion­ing Group’s clin­i­cal com­mis­sion­ing di­rec­tor for ma­ter­nity, new­borns and chil­dren Dr Dal Sa­hota said: “This is a great op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to have their say about how front line ser­vices are run.”

The sur­vey is open un­til Jan­uary 31 at www.let­stalk health­bucks.nhs.uk or on the web­site www.bucks fam­i­ly­info.org.

For more in­for­ma­tion call Buck­ing­hamshire Fam­ily In­for­ma­tion Ser­vice on 01296 383 293 or email let­stalkhealth­bucks@nhs. net.

Or, join the dis­cus­sion at an event near you: 10am to noon at Burn­ham Park Hall, Wind­sor Lane, Burn­ham. 6pm to 8pm at NHS SCWCSU, Al­bert House, 2nd floor, Queen Vic­to­ria Road, High Wy­combe. 6pm to 8pm at Buck­ing­hamshire County Coun­cil, Wal­ton Street, Ayles­bury, Buck­ing­hamshire. 2pm to 4pm at Chiltern Clin­i­cal Com­mis­sion­ing Group, Chiltern District Coun­cil Of­fices, King Ge­orge V Road, Amer­sham.

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