Help shape local health services in Waltham Forest

Would you like to know how your health services are developing in Waltham Forest and how you can help shape them in the future?

NHS Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is inviting residents to come along to its Shaping Health Services Together community conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 22 September at Walthamstow Assembly Hall.

Waltham Forest CCG is responsible for planning and delivering health services in the borough that can best meet the needs of local people, both now and in the future. The event will bring together CCG staff, GPs, other local health and social care organisations, patients and the public to hear about the work of the CCG over the past year, and to look ahead to the year to come.

The CCG’s Chair Dr Anwar Khan said: 

“We would be delighted if local residents could join us to hear and give their input on developments in local health services.

“This is possibly the best opportunity in the year for people to come along to find out about what is happening locally with health care services and get involved in shaping them for the future.”

At the event residents will be able to:

  • hear about and give your opinion on possible developments at your local GP practice
  • learn how you can access GP services via your smartphone, tablet or computer
  • meet the team working on the future redevelopment of the Whipps Cross Hospital site
  • tell the CCG why your first port of call is the emergency department (A&E)
  • find out about the alternatives to A&E and proposals to improve the NHS 111 urgent care number
  • check that you are using your inhaler properly if you have asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • discover how health and care services are working together to improve care for residents with complex health care needs
  • hear about potentially life-saving cancer screening services
  • discover the work taking place to give mums-to-be greater choice on maternity care
  • see the improvements that investment in mental health services is making locally
  • last but by no means least, explore the part you can play in helping to improve your NHS.

There will be a hot and cold buffet and information stands will be open for browsing from 5.15pm, the AGM will begin at 6.15pm. 

Please RSVP for catering purposes to: communications@walthamforestccg.nhs.uk or call 020 3688 2604 before 16 September 2016.

Residents are invited to submit questions they wish to ask at the AGM, when you RSVP. Due to time constraints, it cannot be guaranteed your question will be answered on the night. Responses to all questions received will be published on the CCG website following the event.