Health bosses want you to have your say on NHS services

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Halifax and Todmorden will be the locations for drop in sessions to give people the chance to talk about future plans for NHS in the area.

The events, which are part of a series of drop-in sessions across Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield, will run at Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre, Halifax, on Monday, June 9, at New Beginings @Threeways, Halifax, on Tuesday, June 10, and Todmorden Health Centre on Thursday, June 12.

Carol McKenna, chief officer at Greater Huddersfield CCG, said: “These events are aimed at giving people the opportunity to share their views on how they think the NHS in the area should look in the future.

“We understand there is concern about the possibility of change however this needs to be balanced with what will happen if nothing changes.

“The Clinical Commissioning Group, which is responsible for making decisions on these issues, will only make ones which result in improvements in care for our population.

“We want to be sure the ideas for change reflect the public’s views and we are keen to hear how services should be shaped.

“We only take decisions about significant service changes following the appropriate engagement activities and a public consultation.”

As part of the drop-in session, the public will be able to talk to NHS providers, such as the hospital, and give their views on the future of NHS services.

The local Clinical Commissioning Group will also present their plans for the future and listen to people’s ideas and suggestions on how best to deliver those plans.

The information gathered will help commissioners understand how the public see the future of NHS services.

This information will help the Clinical Commissioning Group develop a clear set of proposals with the public voice at the centre of those plans. Any future proposals will have to be subject to a public consultation before any decision is made.

People who are not able to come along can share their views by filling in a questionnaire on the website