Clinical leaders involve local people in their future plans

Clinical leaders in Bradford are taking their future plans to the people at an event to get everyone talking about what’s important about the local NHS.

NHS Bradford City and NHS Bradford Districts clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) want local people to be at the heart of their plans for delivering high quality, accessible services which support them to lead longer, healthier lives.

The CCGs are developing their five year strategies which outline their ambitions and priorities over the coming years.

They are inviting people to join in an event – ‘Your health, your NHS’ - at Carlisle Business Centre in Bradford on Thursday 10 April, 10.00am-2.30pm, to have their say about what’s important to them about services in their area and where NHS money should be best spent.

Over the past few months the public, patients, carers and stakeholders have all contributed to the CCGs’ plans for commissioning local healthcare, and this event is another chance for people to give their views to shape the plans further.

People will be invited to set their own agenda at the event so they can discuss the things that matter to them most: which NHS services they would like to see in their area and improvements and changes that could be made. There will also be a ‘Big Bradford Debate’ where people can put questions to CCG leaders and representatives from other organisations.

Local clinical commissioners are keen for people to join in the debate about how limited NHS resources should be spent to deliver the best possible care for all communities.

Dr Akram Khan, clinical chair of Bradford City CCG, said: “The CCGs are now leading improvements in services that everyone wants to see, but we can only do this by involving patients at every step of the way as we learn from their experiences to make changes that really matter to local people.”

Dr Andy Withers, clinical chair of Bradford Districts CCG, added: “We want people to influence the services we commission as we develop our future plans to improve services and help patients to live longer, healthier lives. This event is a great opportunity to build on what people have already told us is important to them about their local NHS services.”

The event is open to everyone. To book, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CCG5yr
For more information, contact: engage@bradford.nhs.uk, call: 01274 237560 or text: 07956 323180.