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GP leaders welcome patients to first public meeting

User AvatarPosted by Samuel Jackson at 27/03/2013 09:11:36
Ashford NHS Clinical Commissioning Group meets for the first time in public at 9am on Thursday, April 11 in the council chamber at Ashford District Council Town Hall.

The GP-led group officially took control of an annual health budget of £130.9m at the beginning of the month and will decide how and where money is spent improving healthcare.

It has already drawn up a list of health priorities affecting its 121,000-strong  population including:

  • Prevention of premature death
  • Better management of long-term conditions 
  • Helping people recover from ill health quickly and effectively 
  • Providing patients with a positive experience of health
  • Treatment in a safe environment

Dr Navin Kumta, Chair of Ashford Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “This is a real opportunity for GPs to use their grass roots knowledge to improve local health care.

“We’re keen for patients to come with us on that journey and extend an invitation to anyone who would like to attend this or any future meetings.”

For more details, email:  Ashford.ccg@nhs.net

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