St Austell Meeting to Explain Change in the NHS

The latest in a series of public meetings to explain proposed changes in the NHS to residents across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly takes place this month.

With so many complex proposals being discussed nationally and locally, it is important to give patients and the wider public the opportunity to find out more and raise any questions or concerns directly with NHS managers.

A meeting will now take place in St Austell on Monday 13 June from 6.30pm till 8pm at St John’s Methodist Church Hall, Priory Road, St Austell. Level disabled access is available from the pay-and-display car park off Priory Road.

The meeting replaces one previously organised that had to be cancelled due to a problem with the venue. People can simply turn up at the venue without pre-booking.

‘Change in the NHS’ meetings have been held in local towns over the past few months. They have been organised by NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to explain the national NHS restructuring proposals linked to the White Paper and the impact on local organisation, including the creation of GP Commissioning Consortia, the intended abolition of the Primary Care Trust from 2013, the plan to re-home adult community health services in a social enterprise structure and the move of Public Health across to Cornwall Council.

Feedback is being collected and passed on to the Primary Care Trust board to inform decision-making.

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