Find out how health decisions are made in East and North Hertfordshire

Find out how health decisions are made in East and North Hertfordshire

People can 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 July 2013).

The governing body is made up of local GPs and health professionals. They work together with other clinicians and patients to commission (plan 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, Chair of the CCG and a Stevenage GP said, “We have patient representatives from across 60 GP practices who come together to discuss and influence the type of health services we need locally. We are always keen to encourage more people to get involved.”

The meeting will be held at 9.00 – 12.00 on Thursday 25 July 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 wish to attend.

Papers for the meeting are available to download from the website: www.enhertsccg.nhs.uk