We are asking people for their views on a series of proposals designed to make best use of the money available to the local NHS, while helping as many people as possible to live healthier, longer lives and avoid preventable illnesses.
The consultations are being launched as Hertfordshire’s CCGs face a range of challenges. The number of people who need health service support is increasing and many people are living longer, often with complex conditions. National and local shortages of NHS staff mean that we have to make sure that doctors’, nurses’ and other specialists’ time is used wisely. We also need to encourage people to think carefully about their own wellbeing so that they live healthier lives, avoid preventable illnesses and have the very best chance of recovering well from surgery.
The attached briefing gives more detail about the consultations and some other local health service initiatives that you might be interested in. The consultation documents are also attached. You can view or download the documents and give your views by going to the following web address. www.healthierfuture.org.uk/nhsletstalk
As part of the consultation we are holding a series of public meetings to seek the views of local people on these proposals. Please use the link below to reserve your place if you plan to attend: