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If you live in or near Belper your local NHS wants to hear from you!

Staff from NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are taking to the streets of the town from tomorrow (Weds 27 January) to talk to people and get views on a review of healthcare.

The review, which began in August last year, is designed to make sure people’s needs are met and healthcare on offer is fit for the future.  

CCG staff will be in King Street between 10am and 3.30pm for three days up to and including Friday 29 January, to give people the chance to complete ten quick questions. These include:

  • ·What you think is most important about your services
  • ·What improvements you would like to see
  • ·Whether you look after anyone with any health issues or have any health issues yourself.

Time to take part in running out as the review closes at midnight on Friday (29 January).

The CCG has already agreed to invest an extra half million pounds annually in GP and community services across Belper and the surrounding area to support people to stay at home or as close as possible, to maintain their independence and quality of life.

Community Support Teams are already up and running to provide health care for people with complicated needs as near to their home as can be.

Each team has a care coordinator to bring together all the relevant services needed to care for a patient, including district nursing, social services, mental health and voluntary organisations.

Dr Nick Bishop, GP and Governing Body member of NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We gathered information about existing NHS and public sector services before asking people for their views.  

“Questionnaires have been already been distributed through GP practices, shops, cafes and Babington Hospital and we’re doing this last push to be sure everyone has had the chance to be involved.

“If you won’t be around in Belper this week you needn’t miss out if you haven’t already taken part – just pop online at

“By talking to as many people as possible we can plan for patients to get the right care and services in the right place, offered at the right time and make the most of technological improvements and advances in knowledge and skills.”

If you live in or near Belper and want to get involved or find out more visit, email or call 01332 868677.

Published: 27/01/2016