This message has been sent on behalf of Nicola Smith, Chair, NHS Milton Keynes CCG

NHS Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is undertaking a public consultation from Wednesday 1 February until Wednesday 29 March 2017.  The public consultation is called Clinical Priority and Best Value – a consultation on changes to podiatry services, adult hearing services, supply of medicines, procedures of limited clinical value and community inpatient services.

They need to hear your views to inform any future decisions and therefore hope that you will be able to attend one of the following consultation events:

·         Tuesday 14 March 2017, 6pm- 8pm at  Christian Centre, Strudwick Drive, Oldbrook, Milton Keynes. MK6 2TG

·         Monday 20 March 2017, 1pm-3pm at Christian Centre, Strudwick Drive, Oldbrook, Milton Keynes. MK6 2TG

To register your interest fill in the simple form https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/mkeventregistration.

There are a number of other opportunities for you to have your say.  Hard copies of the consultation documents including a questionnaire will be available in GP surgeries and local libraries for you to collect or if you prefer you can visit the CCG’s website using the link below to find out more and complete the questionnaire online at http://www.miltonkeynesccg.nhs.uk/clinical-priority/

The CCG would also like to attend user groups, community and voluntary group meetings taking place during the consultation period, so if you are a member of a group and would like a representative of the CCG to attend, please contact the consultation and engagement team on 01216110231.

Further useful information

Every year, the CCG is required to prioritise its investments to secure high quality services, deliver the greatest amount of health benefit for local people, and value for taxpayers by living within the resources allocated to them. 2017/18  promises to be a very challenging year for the NHS generally with limited growth funding, and for areas like Milton Keynes, with a rapidly growing population the challenges are even more significant.

The CCG need to deliver and fund services differently in the future, with a focus on quality and effectiveness. They are therefore currently considering making changes to a number of services as they think about where to invest resources in order to protect the most beneficial and important services so that these can continue to be available when people need to access them.

Your feedback and input is highly valued. This is a great opportunity for you to communicate your views to the CCG.

*Community Action: MK are able to provide limited physical copies of the report. These can be found at our office in Acorn House, MK9 3HP. 

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