Health decisions in East and North Hertfordshire - CCG governing body meeting in public
Local people have the opportunity to see how decisions about local health services are made at the East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) governing body meeting in public (25 April 2013).
The governing body is made up of local GPs and health professionals who work together with other clinicians and patients to commission (plan, design and pay for) the right level and range of good quality health services to meet the needs of the local population - people registered with a GP in North Herts (except Royston), Stevenage, Welwyn Hatfield, Broxbourne and East Herts.
A governing body meeting in public means that people can come along to observe, rather than to participate in the way that they would if it were a public meeting. There is usually an opportunity for the public to ask questions at the end of the meeting if time allows. The CCG has prepared a guide to governing body meetings in public and copies will be available at the meeting.
Dr Tony Kostick (pictured), Chair of the CCG and a Stevenage GP said, “I look forward to welcoming people at our meeting on 25 April and hope they’ll be interested to learn more about the way decisions are taken and the discussions that take place to reach those decisions. We want to encourage local people to get involved by joining their local GP practice patient participation group. We have patient representatives from across 60 GP practices who come together to discuss and influence the type of health services we need locally.”
The meeting will be held at 9.00am on Thursday 25 April at Pillars Suite, BioPark, Broadwater Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 3AX. A small number of parking spaces are available on site but there is additional public car parking available nearby. There's no need to book but for housekeeping purposes, please call 01707 361251 if you are planning to attend.