Public invited to hear how health services are run

Patients and the public are invited to the next Governing Body Meeting in public of NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which takes place on 20 December at University of Derby, The Enterprise Centre, Room 116, Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LD from 9.30am – 12.30pm.
Any questions relating to the agenda for consideration by the Governing Body should be submitted in writing to:
This month’s meeting will include a report on how patients are having an influential role in local health services through Patient Participation Groups.
Led by local GPs and other health professionals, NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG is responsible for the planning and purchasing of health services in Derby, Amber Valley, Derbyshire Dales and South Derbyshire. These services include planned and emergency hospital care, rehabilitation, most community services and mental health and learning disability services.
Andy Layzell, Chief Officer at NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG, said:
“We look forward to welcoming patients and the public to our December meeting. These meetings are an ideal opportunity for local people to hear how we are working to improve health services in Southern Derbyshire. 
“It’s important that patients have a much greater say in their healthcare and there are a number of ways that they can do that. Most of our GP practices now have a patient participation group which allows patients to work with the practice to ensure services are meeting the needs of local patients.
“The CCG also has a health panel where people with an interest in local health issues can register to become a member. Anyone interested in joining the health panel can call 01332 868677 or email” 
NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG represents 57 GP practices and is responsible for the healthcare of 525,000 people in Derby and Southern Derbyshire. It is one of four clinical commissioning groups in Derbyshire.

Rob Hill, Head of Media Relations

Tel: 01332 868954/07884 118775

Ref: SD/RHR/475

Published: 25/04/2014