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Time to think differently about health and social care - the Way Forward, March 8

Join us at our Way Forward event, March 8, 12.45 – 4.30pm at the Humber Royal Hotel, Grimsby

The NHS and social care system are facing unprecedented difficulties this winter. It is no different in North East Lincolnshire and local services are under strain too.

More people than ever need health and care, and more treatments are available which are also getting more expensive to provide. Health and social care funding is not keeping pace with this growing demand and the resources of the NHS and local authorities need to reach further while still providing  the safe, quality services that people deserve.

It is important that our health and care system can live within its means while protecting, prioritising and safeguarding people who have the most complex care needs in our local community.

Towards the end of last year we shared with the public information about the Humber Coast and Vale Sustainability Transformation Plans (STP), which sets out our proposals for the future direction of health and social care services across the region.   

At our Way Forward 2017 eventhealth and social care leaders will present information and answer your questions about  plans for new local models of health and social care; what the STP could mean for people in North East Lincolnshire, and the CCG’s priorities for the coming year.   

There is a lot of work going on to make local services more sustainable by exploring how we can do things differently and make sure organisations work more closely together.  Also there is a lot we can all do to support our NHS; for example only using services such as A&E when we really need them, taking care of our health, and not wasting medicines or getting prescriptions for items such as paracetamol or ibuprofen that can be bought very cheaply.

The Way Forward 2017 will feature interactive workshops about medicines, self-care and prescriptions, thinking differently about how we use primary care services (such as GPs and practice nurses); mental health services for young people; adult social care; and plans to redesign urgent and emergency care services.  There will also be an opportunity to meet the new provider of Community Dermatology Services – Virgin Healthcare – and find out their plans to develop the community-based dermatology services including the introduction of Teledermatology.

If you are unable to attend the day time event we are holding a ‘bite-sized’ twilight meeting on Wednesday March 15th from 6pm - 8pm at Centre4, Wootton Road, Grimsby.

You can download a full programme which provides more information about what’s on offer over the course of the afternoon including the choice of discussion group sessions. 

To register for this event, please email nelccg.accord@nhs.net  or call us on 0300 3000 567 Please tell us if you have any access requirements, and indicate the two discussion groups you wish to be part of.

 

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