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Drama and debate at our Annual Public Meeting

Face painting by CCG team member Sarah

Face painting by CCG team member Sarah

On Saturday 27 September, health leaders from Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Group met with members of the public to celebrate the organisation’s first Annual Public Meeting.

We had appealed to local residents to come along to the event, which was held at the popular Bonington Theatre in Arnold, to look back at our first year, learn more about what we had achieved and help us set the plans for the future.

The response was fantastic, with more than fifty people taking part in the main event and many more dropping in to pick up information and have a chat while they went about their Saturday morning business.

Clowning around

Clowning around


Before the presentations, people had a chance to chat with local health leaders and providers while enjoying tea, coffee and biscuits, while the children were kept entertained with free face painting courtesy of Sarah, one of the Nottingham North and East CCG team, and Fizzy the Clown.

The presentations themselves kicked off with a drama from Apple Pie (performance in education), which explained the work of the CCG and included an entertaining look at A&E attendances and an interactive session on making use of the right NHS services.

Meanwhile at A&E

Meanwhile at A&E

After the drama, the CCG’s Clinical Lead Dr Paul Oliver set the scene for the presentations and introduced Chief Officer Sam Walters, who talked about what the

CCG had achieved during its first year. Jonathan Bemrose, the CCG’s Director of Finance, then gave a rundown of how your money was spent.

Paul and Sam concluded the presentations by looking to the future and asking what we needed to do to both improve local health services and make best use of resources.

The event finished with a lively Question and Answer session  – look out for the questions and answers coming soon.

Setting the scene: Clinical Lead, Dr Paul Oliver and Chief Officer, Sam Walters

Setting the scene: Clinical Lead, Dr Paul Oliver and Chief Officer, Sam Walters

Maxine Silcock, from Woodborough, Gedling, said: “This is my first time at a Nottingham North and East CCG event and I’ve learned so much about my local NHS and how it works. The drama was fantastic and really made me think about how people use services.”

We’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who participated in the event. Your views are vital as we move forward to transform and improve local NHS services.


Debate time

Members of the public debate the issues and ask questions

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