CCG update and an opportunity to submit questions about your local NHS
Monday 14 September 2020
NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will give its annual update later this month, and is asking the public to submit their questions.
The CCG’s annual public meeting for 2019/20 will need to be in a different format due to Covid-19. Instead of meeting in person, the public will be able to get an update via presentations and videos which will be uploaded to the CCG website, www.northumberlandccg.nhs.uk, from Wednesday 23 September.
The online videos and presentations will provide an update on performance, the financial position and the work the CCG has done to identify and address health and care needs in Northumberland. They will also reflect on achievements during 2019/20 and the annual report will also be presented.
Dr Graham Syers, clinical chair at the CCG, said: “Whilst we are changing how we engage with people this year, it is very important to us that we retain the transparency we have always had with our communities and are able to give them a detailed update.
“While virtual meetings can be a very good alternative to meeting in person, they sometimes don’t work as well for meetings like this one as a result of the various challenges that come with working remotely – and from home in many cases.
“Because of this we’ve decided upload information to our website, including pre-recorded individual sections of the meeting, for people to read and watch at their leisure without any technological interference or interruptions.”
The public will have an opportunity to have their questions answered and hear from clinical chair, Dr Graham Syers, chief operating officer, Siobhan Brown, accountable officer, Mark Adams, lay chair, Janet Guy and chief finance officer, Jon Connolly.
Dr Syers continued, “We’re always keen to hear from the public about how we can improve healthcare services and what works well. We appreciate that how services have been delivered over the last few months has been very different to what people are used to. We’re keen to further understand how this has impacted on people and their health and wellbeing. We look forward to receiving questions and feedback as part of this update.”
Members of the public are invited to submit any questions they may have on the CCG’s 2019/20 annual report or any other aspects of the work of the CCG by email to Rachael Long at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 16 September. Answers to questions will be included in the information available on the website.