A programme for improving healthcare sustainably for communities in Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton has started its engagement programme to seek feedback from patients and local communities.
Improving Healthcare Together 2020-2030, led by GPs from NHS Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton clinical commissioning groups, has published its Issues Paper which identifies a number of local healthcare challenges.
It describes emerging thinking to address these challenges, explains how clinicians will consider these ideas and asks patients and stakeholders to respond to a number of key questions.
Andrew Demetriades, joint programme director for Improving Healthcare Together 2020-2030 said:
“We are encouraging all members of our communities to talk to us about local healthcare challenges.
“This feedback will help our clinical leaders find ways to ensure good quality healthcare is sustainable in the future.”
Dates, times and locations for the discussion events for patients and the community to feed back their thoughts and ideas will be publicised shortly, including on the Improving Healthcare Together 2020-2030 website.
During these activities, leaders of the programme will hold discussions with patients, carers, families and stakeholders to obtain feedback on our emerging thinking for addressing the challenges faced in healthcare in Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton.
Improving Healthcare Together 2020-2030 is led by local GPs in NHS Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton clinical commissioning groups. It aims to:
- Deliver care closer to patients’ homes by integrating health and care services so they work together in the most effective way
- Ensure high standards of healthcare by meeting agreed clinical standards
- Ensure we keep services for patients with serious or life-threatening conditions operating within our local area.
The programme’s key documents were approved by the Committees in Common for NHS Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton clinical commissioning groups, which met on Thursday 21 June 2018.
The programme’s finalised documents including the Issues Paper and ways to feed back to the programme are on the programme website www.improvinghealthcaretogether.org.uk.
This feedback can be provided using the following contact details:
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