Massive public response sets the agenda for NHS Conference

A fantastic public response will set the agenda for a day-long event to help plan the future of NHS services in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin.

Over 2,600 residents have responded to a “Call to Action” consultation asking what services people valued most and what changes they would like to see.

That information will now form the basis of The Call to Action Conference taking place on Monday November 25 at Telford’s International Centre. It is being hosted jointly by the Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

Dr Caron Morton, Accountable Officer for Shropshire CCG said: 

“The consultation closed last week, and we expect the final return to be close to 3,000 responses.

“That now gives us a vast amount of data to analyse which will be presented at the conference. We will discuss key findings with delegates and the outcomes will help steer future health service delivery for our patients. There will be ample opportunity for everyone to air their views.

“I would really like to thank everyone for the passion they have shown in their responses. It is clear how much they care for their NHS.”

David Evans, Chief Officer of Telford and Wrekin CCG said:

“The real essence of our Call to Action is to find solutions to our particular health challenges – what works elsewhere will not necessarily work as well here. We will set the scene, we will listen and we will  be innovative in our approach to finding and deliver a balanced outcome for our patients.”

Over 400 people are expected to attend the conference. Many will come from local charities, health support groups and other bodies. But members of the public who live in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin are also welcome to attend as long as places remain available.

Anyone who would like to attend can register online by completing the online booking form.