Public is 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 25 October from 9.30am – 12.30pm at University of Derby, The Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LD.
Any questions for consideration by the Governing Body should be submitted in advance to:
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.
Patients are at the heart of all the discussions and this month’s meeting will begin with a story about the experiences of a mental health patient in Southern Derbyshire.
The CCG Governing Body will also be discussing the progress of plans to protect patients this winter and considering the CCG’s overall performance since taking over the leadership of healthcare in April.
Andy Layzell, Chief Officer at NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG, said: 
“We look forward to welcoming patients and the public to this month’s meeting in Derby.  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 one of four clinical commissioning groups in the county responsible for the healthcare of people in Derbyshire.

Rob Hill, Head of Media Relations

Tel: 01332 868954/07884 118775

Ref: SD/RHR/427

Published: 25/04/2014