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Patients and staff are being encouraged to share their views on community services at a series of drop-in sessions across Shropshire.
The drop-in sessions are being organised as part of Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) review into existing community services including Minor Injury Units (MIU), Diagnostic, Assessment and Access to Rehabilitation and Treatment (DAART) services and Community Beds.
These services play a significant role in the out of hospital system and the clinical review will assess how the services are being used now, patient outcomes and experiences and what is needed to meet the challenges of an ageing population. The overall aim of the review is to create fair access and consistent outcomes for local people using these community services.
The CCG is organising these informal drop-in sessions to understand what is working well, what people like about these services, and what could be improved.
Dr Finola Lynch, a local GP and Shropshire CCG’s clinical lead for the community services review, said: “We’re encouraging patients and staff to share their views on community services at their nearest drop-in session. We want to hear local views on what is working well and how we can improve services for our communities.
“We want to develop consistent and fair services across Shropshire that importantly meet patients’ clinical needs now and in the future. Our review is in the early stages and this feedback will help us to improve and strengthen future services.”
Community drop-in sessions have been organised in the following locations:
24 October, 09:00-12:00 at Bridgnorth Community Hospital
24 October, 14:00-17:00 at Ludlow Community Hospital
25 October, 09:00-12:00 at Whitchurch Community Hospital
25 October, 14:00-16:00 at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
26 October, 10:00-12:00 at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital in Oswestry
26 October, 13:00-15:00 Oswestry Medical Centre
For more information about Shropshire CCG’s community services review visit its website: http://www.shropshireccg.nhs.uk