NHS Hammersmith and Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Hammersmith and Fulham Council held a joint engagement event at St Paul’s Church on Tuesday 15 December. As well as presenting local health and care priorities in 2016/2017, attendees also heard about the work that both organisations have done over the past year. The meeting demonstrated how the CCG and the council are working closely together to deliver better care and outcomes for residents in the area.
The event was also a great opportunity to listen to the local community and ensure that services are shaped for the residents of Hammersmith and Fulham. The event was well attended by residents, service users, patients, carers and the public, as well as community and voluntary sector groups. Both Councillors and CCG Governing Body members attended the afternoon to get involved with attendees in discussions about the future of local health and care services.
Dr Tim Spicer, Chair of Hammersmith and Fulham CCG said:
“Working closely together, the CCG and local council are responding effectively to the local health and care priorities in the community. It is through this integrated approach that we can co-ordinate our services and ensure that residents get the best possible treatment at all times”
Councillor Vivienne Lukey, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, said:
“Patients play an important role in shaping local health services. By listening to the needs of residents, we gain a greater understanding about which health and care priorities are essential. This creates stronger health services at a community level.”
Tuesday’s event was not a one-off. Both organisations will be working together with residents in the future. The CCG and Council will look to repeat the process next year, including engaging with residents about their work priorities for 2017/2018. If you would like get involved, find out more here or email firstname.lastname@example.org