More views sought on future healthcare decisions

Feedback sought on NHS
Feedback sought on NHS

The Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group wants feedback from the public on healthcare services.

Leaders of CCG recently met with local representatives from campaign group 38 Degrees.

CCG Chair Dr Alan Brooks and Chief Officer Dr Matt Walsh spent time listening to the campaigners’ concerns over the provision of local health services following the recent changes to the NHS.

Dr Books said: “Calderdale CCG is committed to listening to the opinions of local people and therefore we were happy to meet with members of 38 Degrees.

“We listened to their concerns and answered their queries as fully as possible.

“We are keen to hear feedback from local people, which we can use to inform our decision making over the healthcare services we commission.”

He added the CCG take its responsibility seriously and is committed to ensuring services provide the best quality of care and best value for patients.

“Our local providers are committed to upholding the values of the NHS and we are working to secure the best possible healthcare for our local communities,” said Dr Books.

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are the new NHS organisations responsible for buying healthcare services for local populations.

They have taken over most of the healthcare commissioning responsibilities of primary care trusts (PCTs), which were abolished on 31 March 2013.

Each CCG is a membership organisation, made up of its individual GP practices.