Local people are being urged to come along to an event in Winslow to give their views on plans for the way healthcare is designed and delivered in the north of Buckinghamshire (Buckingham, Winslow, Steeple Claydon, Whitchurch and Wing).

This latest event is part of a series run by Aylesbury Vale Commissioning Group (AVCCG), which is a new organisation run by family doctors. From April next year, AVCCG takes on budgetary and decision-making powers – deciding which health services best fulfil the needs of local people.

The event is on Wednesday 14 November, from 7pm to 9pm at The Winslow Centre, Park Road, Winslow, Bucks MK18 3RB.

No need to book – just turn up.

Dr Graham Jackson, who has worked in as a family doctor in Aylesbury for more than 20 years, and is Chairman of AVCCG said: “AVCCG is keen to listen and work together with patients and local groups to look at health issues and to understand what is important to local people.

“We aim to ensure that the planning of healthcare by GPs and other health professionals reflects local views and needs. This means we need to work closely with local people and the groups that represent them. This event in north Buckinghamshire is a great opportunity to take this process further.”

AVCCG is also inviting people to give their thoughts via questionnaires, phone, email and the website www.aylesburyvaleccg.nhs.uk as well as using Twitter and Facebook.

For more information call 01494 555553 or email feedback.AVCCG@buckinghamshire.nhs.uk

Commissioning involves:

  • assessing the health needs of a population
  • taking responsibility for ensuring that appropriate services are available to meet those needs
  • being accountable for the associated health outcomes