People living across the Fylde Coast have been invited to watch the annual general meetings (AGMs) for the two NHS clinical commissioning groups in the area.
The AGMs of NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will be held jointly in an online session using Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 7 July at 6pm.
The event will be opened by Fylde and Wyre CCG chair Dr Adam Janjua, who will introduce presentations on the annual reports and accounts for both organisations. This will be followed by a review of the past year and a look forward to future plans.
Dr Janjua said: “We appreciate that our AGMs are usually a great opportunity to have face-to-face contact with local residents and it is a shame that we are unable to hold a meeting in person this year. However the wellbeing of our staff and residents remains a priority and so we have made the decision to hold this meeting virtually again in 2021.
“We held the meeting online last year and it was very well received by those who attended.
“We welcome anyone who wishes to observe the meeting and indeed ask a question. Any questions that do come in will be answered on the night.”
In preparation for the meeting the two CCGs, which are responsible for planning and buying health services across the Fylde Coast, will publish their annual reports on the website the week before the meeting. The reports set out the progress made to develop safe, high quality health services for local people. They also describe how the NHS has worked closely with local GPs, patients, carers, local authorities and partner organisations to shape plans for the future that put patients at the very heart of services.
Residents who are interested in accessing the meeting online are asked to email email@example.com to request a link and discuss any special access requirements. If people wish to raise a question at the meeting they can also send their question in advance by sending it to the same email address. Questions must be submitted by Friday 2 July, however any questions received after this time and up to Friday 9 July will be answered within the minutes of the meeting and published online.
The meeting will also be recorded and made available online for anyone unable to attend.