Invitation for the public to observe the Joint Committee of CCGs

Members of the public are invited to observe the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups which is set to hold its next meeting at South Ribble Council Offices in Leyland on 6th July 2017 at 1pm.

The Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups is a meeting of the eight Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Lancashire and South Cumbria and will be responsible for making decisions about any future proposals referred to it by the CCGs. Decisions will be referred if they require a Lancashire and South Cumbria approach, but most decisions about healthcare will continue to be taken locally.

Following the meeting there will be an opportunity for questions from the public to the Committee.

The Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups consists of GPs and lay members from each of the Clinical Commissioning Groups in Lancashire and South Cumbria. Chief Executives from Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Council, Blackpool Council, representatives from district Councils and local Healthwatch are not members of the Committee but attend the meetings.

If members of the public would like to attend, they are asked to contact Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria on 01253 951630 or by emailing healthier.lsc@nhs.net and provide details of any specific requirements they might have. Please let us know about your plans as it enables us to organize drinks and seating arrangements at the venue.

Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria is a partnership of organisations coming together to improve outcomes and care for local people, reduce pressures on services and make best use of the growth in our financial resources.

The committee will be held at South Ribble Council Offices, Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland PR25 1DH on Thursday 6th July at 1pm – 3pm.

An easy to understand guide has been published to support health and care staff to explain how NHS, council and community organisations are working together to improve health and care for local people. This is available on the new website for Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria www.healthierlsc.co.uk

Morecambe Bay CCG is one of the organisations joining together with a shared vision for a Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria. More information about the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups can be found at www.healthierlsc.co.uk/jcccg