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Health Commissioners Ready for Public Questions Today

Health commissioners are ready for public questions ahead of today’s live webchat

The public can now email their questions direct to representatives of the health commissioners in Cumbria who will be taking part in a live online chat today, July 9.

The Webchat is an opportunity for people to ask questions about health services in Cumbria of healthcare professionals from NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the main commissioner of health services in Cumbria.

NHS Cumbria CCG took responsibility for commissioning the majority of health care services in the county on April 1, and today’s webchat takes place on the 100th day in the role.

Anyone can ask questions online today, however you can also email your questions now in readiness for the live webchat which will run from 12 noon-1pm. Email your questions to engagement@cumbriaccg.nhs.uk. The full transcript will also be published after the event to watch-again.

Dr Hugh Reeve, GP and Clinical Chair of NHS Cumbria CCG, said: “I’m a great believer in public involvement and engagement. As a CCG we are going to be work differently because we are a membership organisation and our priority is to make sure services across Cumbria are patient focused.”

Dr Reeve will be taking part in the webchat alongside Dr Rachel Preston, Lead GP for Eden, Dr David Rogers, Lead GP for Copeland and Laura Carr, Lead Nurse for Quality & Safety.

All four continue to work in a clinical role alongside their work for the CCG. Dr David Rogers believes that this patient contact puts them in the ideal position to commission the right health services to ensure quality of care for patients.

To join today’s webchat go to

www.cumbriaccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/100-days .