Public drop in session by NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups

Date: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:00 to 12:00

Drop in and hear about how NHS Clincial Commissioning Groups are proposing to work together


Following the launch of a discussion document, “Working Together for Mid and South Essex – Share your views on how NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups are proposing to work together,” the local NHS is holding a public drop-in session on Thursday, 5 March between 10am and 12pm at Audley Mills Education Centre (2nd floor), Rayleigh, SS6 7JF.

The session is a chance for the CCG executive team to listen to local ideas, thoughts and concerns. It is intentionally being held at the beginning of the process to that we can understand what matters to local people and give them the opportunity to ask any questions they have about the proposed merger and why we are doing it.

These proposals do not directly affect any other NHS organisations or NHS services, such as medicines you receive or how you access frontline NHS services.

The proposed changes, set out in the document entitled called “Working Together for Mid and South Essex – Share your views on how NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups are proposing to work together,” look at how, we, as local NHS commissioning organisations can meet the requirements set out in the 2019 NHS Long Term Plan. This Plan sets out a vision for commissioning and provision of services to be more integrated across the health and care system. The Plan also talks about developing Integrated Care Systems, with one commissioning organisation.

There are 1.2 million people living in Mid and South Essex, who are served by a £1.64 billion budget and currently five CCGs managing this budget. The proposals to merge the five CCGs in to one organisation will enable the organisations to work in a more streamlined way. It means decisions about developing health and care services can be made quicker and more efficiently.

The CCGs are seeking views from local people, healthcare professionals and partner organisations on how we can maintain a strong focus on ensuring health and care services are working for people at a local level. We also want to see what the benefits and risks are of commissioning services over a wider area, and how we can maintain a strong clinical and patient focus as the CCGs begin the process of becoming a single commissioning body.

People can also find out more about the proposed changes in the discussion document, “Working Together for Mid and South Essex” which can be downloaded from the CCG website, and provide feedback via: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/midandsouthessexCCGs