South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group - BIG CHAT

Getting chatty about health in South Sefton


South Sefton residents are being invited to come along to South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group's (SSCCG) next "Big Chat" event to share their views and join the debate about local health services.

NHS SSCCG is hosting the Big Chat to find out what people think about the care and treatment they receive from the health services it plans and buys, or commissions, with a particular focus on urgent and unplanned care.

It is a chance for people to meet members of NHS SSCCG, which became responsible for commissioning the majority of local health services on 1 April 2013. There will also be updates on NHS SSCCG's work so far, and what it will be doing in its first full year of operation to improve health services.

Dr Clive Shaw, Chair of NHS SSCCG, said: "We held our first Big Chat last summer and we gained some really good views and opinions from the people who attended, which helped to shape our plans as we prepared to take on our full responsibilities on 1 April."

Fiona Clark, Chief Officer of NHS SSCCG, said: "Now we want to hear what people's experience of their health services is really like, particularly those services they turn to when they need urgent care and treatment. We also want to know how people choose and use different health services, to help us better understand what is needed in the future."

The next "Big Chat" takes place on Monday 4th November 2013 at Bootle Town Hall from 1pm - 4.30pm. To register, simply call Lesley Smith on 0151 934 4604 or email: