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Help us plan the “Way Forward” for Health and Social Care

Health and social care should work closely together, taking care of people’s needs in a way that is designed around our residents and reduces either wasteful duplication or gaps in services.

North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and North East Lincolnshire Council have a shared vision of how this can be achieved.

The CCG and Accord (our public and patient involvement scheme) would like local people to join us at “The Way Forward” event on Thursday 31 March, 12.30pm to 4pm at Centre4, 17 Wootton Road, Grimsby to find out more about our plans for 2016/17 and let us know what they think.

The CCG’s Commissioning Intentions and Adult Social Care Commissioning Strategy together set out how we plan to improve advice, support and care services to help local people have a good quality of life, recover from periods of ill health as close to home as possible, make healthier choices and enjoy their independence for as long as they can. We also want to support local communities to do more for themselves and for each other. This is across all areas of health and care, including urgent and emergency care services, long term health conditions and services for women and children. We will also be looking at new approaches to supporting people to stay as healthy and fulfilled as possible, including social prescribing and support to care homes.

The event will have a mixture of presentations and discussions groups on topics such as:

• Quality services in the NHS – what does quality mean to patients in North East Lincolnshire?
• Doing the right thing – deciding how social care money is spent locally?
• Social prescribing – a different approach to improving health and well-being.
• Where to turn – how can we ensure information, advice and guidance services are right for people in our community?

There will also be more informal opportunities to speak to NHS Staff, commissioners and other community members.

Mark Webb, CCG chair, said: “As a CCG it is essential that we work closely with North East Lincolnshire Council and share a joint vision for the future of health and social care.  I know both our organisations are committed to involving local people in how we shape and deliver future services. The feedback we gain from exciting events like this one has a real impact on the way we plan for the future and how we use our resources for the benefit of the community we serve.”

Places will be limited so if you would like to attend, please ring Janet Gaiger on 0300 3000 563 or email nelccg.accord@nhs.net

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