Approximately 170 Haringey residents attended Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group’s public meetings on Thursday 19 October at the Tottenham Green Leisure Centre.
This year we focused the meetings on the health areas and services that residents had told us were integral to the community and they wanted us to address.
Sir David Sloman, the Accountable Officer for North Middlesex University Hospital (NMUH) and Richard Gourlay, NMUH’s Director of Strategic Development, provided an update on progress at the hospital. Dr Will Zermansky explained our plans to deliver more care closer to home for local residents by working more closely with other health and social care professionals and the voluntary sector. And our chair and local GP Dr Peter Christian spoke about the work we are doing to make it easier for residents to access primary care services.
Residents were able to discuss various services, such as primary care, mental health, care of the elderly and urgent care with CCG staff, our Governing Body members, which includes local GPs, and Haringey Council’s Public Health team. They also had the opportunity to ask us questions about the work we are doing across these services.
On the right hand side, you can download copies of the presentations, the meeting evaluation report as well as, one page updates on each service that was discussed. A Q&A document, which includes our responses to questions members of the public wanted us to answer after the meeting, is also available for download.
Haringey CCG worked with the Bridge Renewal Trust earlier this year to get residents’ feedback on services. The Bridge Renewal Trust held several focus groups with a diverse range of people from across the borough to get their views, which informed the structure of the meetings.
We received lots of comments from residents at the meetings:
“Will attend next year. This is an important opportunity to be heard.”
“The meeting was very nice. I felt listened to!”
We would like to thank everyone who attended. We will be publishing a full report of the public meetings on our website soon.