The NHS East Riding of Yorkshire CCG are extending an invitation for patients and public to come along to their 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will take place next month. The event will take place in the Pavilion Suite, Willerby Manor Hotel on Tuesday 18 September. The meeting will start at 5pm, with registration from 4.30pm, and is expected to close by 7pm.
Jane Hawkard, Chief Officer of the CCG said: “When NHS England released their annual assessment of CCGs for 2017/18 we were delighted to be awarded a ‘Good’ rating, including an ‘Outstanding’ rating for Diabetes and Mental Health. We are pleased with our achievements during 2017/18 and will look at some of our key highlights from this period at the AGM. We will also look at some of our current projects, including the introduction of social prescribing across the region, the implementation of new urgent treatment services and some of the developments supporting and enhancing general practice services.
“Our financial plan was met for the 2017/18 year, reducing a planned deficit from £2.8million to £0.4million, against a challenging financial environment. We will discuss our financial performance from last year, including how our budget was spent, and also look at a forecast for this year and beyond.
“We will end the AGM with a question and answers session, giving colleagues, partners and the general public a chance to put forward their questions to a panel. To help us to answer as many questions as possible, and to avoid repetition, we will be taking questions in advance; however we will open the session up to the room for a few final questions, time permitting. If you are planning on attending and would like to submit a question in advance, please send an email to ERYCCG.ContactUs@nhs.net.”
Dr Gina Palumbo, local GP and Clinical Chair of the CCG, added: “I’m delighted to again be welcoming local people to our upcoming Annual General Meeting. We’ll be reflecting on what a successful yet challenging year it’s been and showcase our work and the improvements reflected in our ‘Good’ rating from NHS England.
“The AGM gives us a great chance to engage with the public and hear what they want to know about healthcare in the region. It’s also an opportunity for us to share future progress, such as the upcoming introduction of evening and weekend general practice appointments.”
Hard copies of the CCG’s 2017/18 Annual Report and Accounts will be available on the day; this can also be found online at www.eastridingofyorkshireccg.nhs.uk/publications.