Telford Patients First Group, Open Meeting
The Telford Patients First Group (local patients who have an interest in health and social care) held an Open Meeting during February and invited the new Head of Primary Care, Rebecca Thornley to attend to talk about future plans in Primary Care. Patients raised concerns about getting appointments with their GP in a timely fashion and Rebecca acknowledged there were issues and talked about local challenges and what the CCG will be doing. Bernadette Williams, Commissioning Manager – Primary Care talked about the changes of the GP practices in Telford & Wrekin and how they were starting to work closer together to form neighbourhoods. Patients and the public were able to ask lots of questions and Rebecca will be invited back in the autumn to give an update on progress of GP Extended Access.