A wide spread engagement process on the future arrangements for NHS commissioning in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West was launched this week.
It will last until 1 December and there’s full details on the the Berkshire West CCG website. You can download the survey here. Fact sheets giving details of the proposals are also going to be sent to all surgeries in Berkshire West so patients can get involved.
The website information outlines proposals for a single Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) covering Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West (BOB).
Dr Abid Irfan, Chair of Berkshire West CCG, said:
Over the past year, we have been exploring how we can work more effectively and efficiently across the BOB healthcare system to achieve our shared ambition.
We all have a responsibility to make sure valuable resources are used wisely and in the best way to support people in living longer, happier, healthier and more independently into their old age. We want to make sure people have access to quality healthcare whilst also cutting the health inequalities that exist today.
PPG representatives have a key role in supporting this engagement work. We’d very much like you to provide your thoughts and also encourage the patients and people in your neighbourhoods to share their views too. They will be carefully considered and reflected upon.
Please be assured that, whatever commissioning arrangements are put in place in the future, our priority continues to be making sure local needs are addressed, that we provide people with access to quality healthcare and that we reduce the health inequalities that exist today.