Have your NHS questions answered by Northumberland health chiefs - here's how to take part

Health chiefs in Northumberland are urging people to submit their questions ahead of a key meeting next week.

By Ben O'Connell
Wednesday, 13th May 2020, 6:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th May 2020, 6:24 pm
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NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) governing body will meet remotely on Wednesday, May 20, although it will not be available for public viewing at this stage.

Dr Graham Syers, clinical chairman at the CCG, which organises the county’s healthcare, said: “It is a difficult time for everyone and we are all having to adapt to some very new ways of working.

“It is very important to us that we ensure we keep the same level of transparency with our local communities and give people the opportunity to share their views and questions.

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“Of course, we would like to meet face-to-face and invite people to attend our governing body meeting, but this is just not possible in the current climate. We need to ensure people’s safety.”

The agenda for the meeting, which will focus on Covid-19 and the next phase plan, will be available on the CCG website – https://www.northumberlandccg.nhs.uk/events/ – a week in advance.

Members of the public are invited to submit any questions on agenda items by email to Melody Price – [email protected] – by Monday, May 18. Responses will be shared with the individual who asked the question within seven working days and recorded as part of the approved minutes.

Dr Syers added: “These questions will be very valuable and will help to shape our discussions and decisions and help us to consider how we address any issues or further improve services.

“I want to thank the public once again for their resilience, understanding and support at this particularly challenging time.”

For more information, contact Melody on 01670 335185 or [email protected]

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