Clin­i­cal group’s meet­ing in town open to pub­lic

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Student Life -

NHS West Lan­cashire Clin­i­cal Com­mis­sion­ing Group (CCG), will be hold­ing its next pri­mary care com­mis­sion­ing com­mit­tee meet­ing in pub­lic in Orm­skirk.

The meet­ing fol­lows NHS West Lan­cashire CCG’s move to level three pri­mary care co-com­mis­sion­ing in April 2017.

This means the lo­cal health com­mis­sion­ers now have re­spon­si­bil­ity of com­mis­sion­ing pri­mary care ser­vices lo­cally in West Lan­cashire and lead on de­ci­sions of how fund­ing is al­lo­cated.

To sup­port this move and to avoid con­flict of in­ter­est, the new com­mit­tee does not of­fer vot­ing rights to any of the lo­cal GPs.

The com­mit­tee meet­ings take place in pub­lic, so any­one is wel­come to ob­serve.

Mike Maguire, chief of­fi­cer at NHS West Lan­cashire CCG and chair of the new pri­mary care com­mit­tee, said: “The move to level three co­com­mis­sion­ing is a sig­nif­i­cant de­vel­op­ment for the CCG and for the health and well­be­ing of the res­i­dents that we serve.

“As a group of lo­cal com­mis­sion­ers and clin­i­cians, we un­der­stand what is­sues face our lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties, and im­por­tantly what needs our lo­cal peo­ple have.

“These new com­mit­tee meet­ings are held in pub­lic, so any­one can ob­serve them, which fur­ther re­flects our com­mit­ment to be trans­par­ent about our plans and de­ci­sions”.

The next com­mit­tee will be held in the board­room of the CCG of­fices in Hill­dale on the Orm­skirk Hospi­tal site on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 9, 1.30-3pm.

For in­struc­tions on how to find the of­fice, con­tact the CCG on 01695 588 000.

The agenda for the meet­ing is avail­able on the CCG’s web­site and is put up one week be­fore ev­ery meet­ing.

Mike Maguire, chief of­fi­cer, pic­tured with Dr John Caine, chair of West Lan­cashire clin­i­cal com­mis­sion­ing group

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