Public consultation on health and care services draws to a close

Stockport Council and the local NHS have been asking people across Stockport to give their views on proposed plans to change the focus of health and social care spending before the consultation closes next week (30th November 2017).

The consultation, which has been running since October 10th 2017, is designed to get people’s views on the adoption of plans to shift the focus of health and care being centred on hospitals to being delivered in the heart of local communities with local doctors in control instead.

Dr Ranjit Gill, Stockport GP and Chief Clinical Officer for the NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group said: “We’ve had a really good response to the consultation so far. People have been filling in our surveys on-line and sending them to us by post and email.

“We’ve held meetings with groups of people, including many Patient Participation Groups around the GP Practices in Stockport, and, recognising our responsibility to reduce inequality, we’ve been speaking to organisations such as Disability Stockport, Stockport Mind and the LBGT community about how we shape our Health and Social Care Services taking into account the needs of the people they represent.”

Councillor Wendy Wild, Stockport Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Stockport Together, said: “Over the final week of the consultation, we’ll be out in the streets across Stockport talking to people and getting their views. However, despite that, I’d like to ask people that haven’t contributed to the consultation to please get involved now and influence our plans.

“After the consultation is closed, we’ll be analysing the feedback and using that information to inform how we progress. The local NHS and the Council will meet in January and it is there that the decision will be taken on how we should move forward.”

You can get involved by calling us on 0161 426 5011, or visiting the Stockport Together website at www.stockport-together.co.uk/consultation or email us at stockportccg.communications@nhs.net OR contact us through the Stockport Together Twitter and Facebook pages.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

  • Stockport Together is a partnership of NHS Stockport CCG, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Stockport Council Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and Viaduct.We have been working together to develop a new model of integrated care which will transform the way that services are provided in the future, and enable a much greater focus on prevention and home/community based provision, whilst ensuring that hospital services are there when needed.
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