Public invited to hear about progress and plans for local health services 

Local people will have a chance to hear from the clinical leaders responsible for buying healthcare services for Bradford and ask any questions they have, at the CCGs’ annual general meetings (AGMs) this month.

Members of NHS Bradford City and NHS Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will use their AGMs to report back on progress over their fourth year, highlight achievements in improving the quality of services for local people, and address some of the future challenges facing the NHS both locally and nationally.

Bradford City CCG’s meeting is on 20 September and Bradford Districts CCG’s meeting will be held on 27 September. As part of the AGMs the CCGs will present their annual report and annual accounts for 2016/17.

The meetings will give people an opportunity to hear about the CCGs’ achievements over the last year, the challenges they have faced and their vision for the future.

Dr Akram Khan, clinical chair, Bradford City CCG, said: “Over the past year we have focused on developing quality, safe services which match what our population tells us they need.”

“The success of our Bradford Beating Diabetes programme, particularly its work to improve care and prevent people developing diabetes, has been nationally recognised. We are now taking this forward to working across providers and commissioners as a new model of care to bring better outcomes for patients.”

“But, there is much more we can achieve to help reduce health inequalities for our diverse population. Over the coming year we will continue to ensure our plans drive up quality and develop better access to services so we can help people live longer, healthier lives.”

Dr Andy Withers, clinical chair, NHS Bradford Districts CCG, said: “We are always striving to do more for our community to enable them to achieve better health. The AGMs are a fantastic opportunity to reflect and look back at our achievements, as well as looking forward to what we hope to achieve over the next year.”

“I am especially proud of the work done by Bradford’s Healthy Hearts. It demonstrates how care can be dramatically improved by working closely with our member practices. To date, the programme is estimated to have prevented 131 heart attacks and 74 strokes, helped over 6,000 patients reduce their cholesterol risk and over 1,000 patients with irregular heartbeats receive blood-clotting prevention medication.”

“We also know that we can only create real change if we do it in partnership with local people. Our People’s Board continues to go from strength to strength – helping us gain unique new insight as we develop services.”

“The next year will see a real emphasis on empowering our population through self-care and prevention as well as enabling people to stay at home, independently, for as long as possible.”

People are welcome to attend the meetings and put questions to the CCGs on the following dates. Both meetings will be held at Carlisle Business Centre, Bradford, BD8 8BD.

  • Bradford City CCG AGM: Wednesday 20 September, 1-3pm.
  • Bradford Districts CCG AGM: Wednesday 27 September, 1-3pm.

To book a place, please email: engage@bradford.nhs.uk or call: 01274 237569, when booking, please specify if you have any communication needs.

Further information about our work, including the 2016/17 annual reports can be found on the CCGs’ websites: http://www.bradfordcityccg.nhs.uk/ and http://www.bradforddistrictsccg.nhs.uk/