If you are a patient, carer or member of the public who lives in Northamptonshire and are interested in supporting the work of NHS Nene CCG – why not become a member?
This would enable us to work together to develop new and improved health services for local people. Please complete our simple on-line application form here.
15th February 2012
Now you can have more influence than ever before as the organisation that is taking on responsibility for purchasing the majority of health services in the county wants input from local patients on where the money should be spent.
Nene Commissioning takes over full commissioning responsibility from NHS Northamptonshire for most of the county from April 2013, along with Corby Healthcare for the Corby area. To help them decide, a series of events are taking place at community venues across the county, including shopping centres, to give representatives from Nene the opportunity to meet members of the public and find out their priorities. The aim is to engage with 10,000 people in Northants by the end of April 2012.
You will be given the opportunity to complete a survey and use out interactive ‘cool wall’ to tell us what you think. There will also be the opportunity to become a member of Nene.
Nene has 8 locality groups according to geographical area (e.g. Daventry, Wellingborough etc) and local NHS priorities will be agreed with input from local people. A Northampton area launch event is taking place at Weston Favell Shopping Centre on Friday 17th February from 12pm to 4pm and a series of other events are taking place across the county.
Dr Darin Seiger, Chair of Nene Commissioning, said: “This is an exciting time for the local NHS. Changes to the way services are commissioned and who makes these decisions mean it is timely for us to meet with public to find out what people’s priorities are. Nene Commissioning is at the forefront of these changes and we want to take you on the journey with us.
“It is also a very challenging time for the NHS financially and therefore it is even more important that we ensure all resources are targeted appropriately.”
Senior Locality Manager for Northampton Central and Northampton West for Nene Commissioning, Caroline Capell, added: “The locality structure of Nene Commissioning also makes a big difference for local patients as it means local patients can influence what happens in their local area.
“We would also actively encourage people to join their GP practice’s Patient Participation Group as this is another way you can influence the NHS at a very local level. Your practice would love to hear from you."
Anyone who wants to find out more about joining Nene and influencing the future of healthcare can call 01604 651160 or click here.
You can also follow Nene on Twitter - @Nenecomm or check out our Facebook page here.
Look out for further details of events taking place in your locality over the coming weeks.