Patients to quiz health chiefs about local NHS issues
Patients from Arnold and Netherfield and surrounding areas will be given the opportunity to get to the heart of their local NHS when they quiz local health chiefs about the big issues at upcoming patient events.
There are two events, the first takes place at 6.30pm on Wednesday 18 February at Arnold Methodist Church and the second on Saturday 21 February at 10.30am at St George’s Centre, Netherfield.
The aim of the ‘Voice for Health’ events, organised by NHS Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Group, is to see what people think about future plans and to give the public an opportunity to ask questions and get involved with shaping services.
And this time, the local health organisation has bravely asked local patient representatives to pose the questions. The events will follow an interview format, with a patient rep questioning Chief Officer Sam Walters and Clinical Lead Dr Paul Oliver about health issues which are important to local people.
Chief Officer Sam Walters says: ‘This time we wanted to take a different approach and involve patients from the start to ensure we’re talking about the issues which are important to them. It’s vital t that we shape services around what local people need. At the same time it’s also important that we can discuss the challenges we face as commissioners. Only then can we look at how we can work together to deliver patient-centred, efficient and high quality services.”
Also, to mark National Heart Month, the event will feature mini health checks with a local nurse and health information stalls. There will also be refreshments.
All local people are invited to attend and people can book their place by calling Michael on 0115 883 1709 or email: