The West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group held a stakeholder event in Hunstanton Town Hall on Tuesday to lay out their plans for the next two years.
An exhibition prioritising dementia, frailty, urgent care and mental health was mounted where participants could meet experts and one of the problems that was highlighted at the event was that whilst lots of advice and literature was available, not enough practical help can be accessed when needed.
Chief Officer of the CCG, Dr Sue Crossman said: “Common sense measures can make a real difference to patients and their families and we are asking them to tell us what we need to change to make their lives easier. We are promoting co-working; sharing assessment processes and care plans between all the agencies working with a patient, and our ambition is that patients won’t have to undergo successive assessments to establish their overall medical and care needs.”
Pictured from left, patient and practice engagement manager and event organiser Caroline Howarth, Hunstanton mayor and retired consultant surgeon Andrew Murray, Dr Sue Crossman, chief officer of the CCG, community matron Annette Powell, mental health lead Dr Pallavi Devulapalli, from Vida Health Care, Emma Hamson, patient experience and patient and public involvement lead at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Dr Tony Burgess, from Docking surgery and Kim Murray, project officer for LILY (Living Independently in Later Years) and West Norfolk Council. MLNF15EB08250