Annual General Meeting 2016
Our 2016 Annual General Meeting was a great success, with over 100 people attending from members of the public, staff, voluntary and community services and provider services.
Jane Hawkard, Chief Officer, presented a number of the CCG’s achievements during 2015-16. These included a £230,000 grant awarded to fund a new community dementia support service in Goole; 20% more people receiving earlier diagnosis and treatment for dementia and an additional 1,600 people with low level anxiety and depression helped through our talking therapy services. Jane also drew attention to the improvements made to Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) with the introduction of a new 24/7 crisis response team and a dedicated eating disorders team.
A number of senior leaders presented powerful and emotive patient stories that demonstrated how patients’ lives, health and wellbeing have improved through our commissioning of services, including: ‘Time to think’ discharge beds, talking therapy services and pulmonary rehabilitation services. They are real experiences but names have been changed.
Guest speakers showed how new initiatives (funded through the CCG’s Better Care Programme) EASYCare and Voluntary community organisations are bringing together health and social care services to support people in the community to improve their health and wellbeing and reduce dependence on services. We also outlined plans, led by GPs, to develop new premises for the Bridlington area following the opportunity to access £10.7 million through the national Primary Care Transformation Fund.
The AGM finished with a lively question and answer session that focussed on supporting carers, access to GP appointments, the cost of patients not attending hospital appointments and our review of urgent care services, which will be the focus of a formal public consultation later this year. To view the questions and answers please click here.
Click this link to view our presentations which include a short video about EASYCare
and click on the image below to view our regular 2015-2016 Annual Report or our Easyread version...