NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is asking people to comment on plans to improve health and health services in the city.
It’s the latest phase in an ongoing public discussion about Healthy Liverpool, a CCG-led programme which aims to transform health locally. Until the end of August 2015, residents have the opportunity to give their views on both the CCG’s case for why the current health system needs to change, and the areas that it wants to prioritise.
People can take part by filling in an online survey in the ‘what do you think?’ section of www.liverpoolccg.nhs.uk, or by stopping by at one of the community roadshows which are touring Liverpool over the coming weeks (more details below). The CCG is also holding a series of events with community and voluntary sector organisations, to ensure that all of the city’s communities have the opportunity to make their voices heard. The survey is available in a number of different languages and formats on the website or by contacting the CCG’s engagement team on (0151) 295 8604.
Dr Nadim Fazlani, Liverpool GP and Chair of NHS Liverpool CCG, said: “Our vision is for Healthy Liverpool to create a health system that works around individual needs, supports people to stay well, and provides the very best care. We’re working with a range of partners to develop our plans, including Liverpool City Council and local hospitals, but it’s crucial that we also hear from the people who use and depend on health services locally.
“We want as many people as possible to provide feedback on our proposals for change, so this is your chance to play a part in influencing how health services will look in the future.”
As well as setting out why the CCG thinks that change is needed for the city, the survey also asks for views on the five areas of work that Healthy Liverpool is focussing on: living well; community services; hospital services; urgent and emergency care; and digital innovation and care.
This latest stage of engagement closes on Monday, August 31. The information collated at roadshows, online and in meetings with community groups will be analysed so that it can shape the next phase of the programme. More detailed discussions with the public will follow as plans develop over coming months.