A huge thank you to everyone who attended our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 28 July at the Cypriot Centre. Over 60 people attended including members of the public and colleagues from our GP member practices in Haringey.
The event opened with our Chief Officer Sarah Price who presented the CCG's annual report and accounts, providing an overview of our performance and key achievements over the last year, which included commissioning more services in the community and improving GP access. Sarah also gave an overview of the CCG's accounts and how our budget was spent in 2015-16.
You can download the ‘Our year: 2015-16’ presentation here. You can also read our 2015/16 annual report and accounts for more detailed information about the work we have done in the last year, the money we have spent and our future plans.
Special guest speaker Dr William Bird MBE then gave an inspirational talk about how Haringey residents can embed more physical activity in their daily lives to improve their overall health. Dr Bird, a GP from Reading, is an advocate for creating more active communities and has led various high profile walking campaigns to encourage people to become more physically active.
His presentation was followed by a question and answer session led by our Chair Dr Peter Christian. Questions covered a range of topics including our Neighbourhood Connects service, toe nail cutting services for older people and the differences in funding between Haringey CCG and other nearby boroughs. Answers were given by the CCG’s Governing Body members.
In addition, there were some positive comments from attendees about care their family had received from local services and also about some of the engagement opportunities offered by the CCG over the past few years.
Haringey CCG is always keen to engage with residents, listen to their views about local health services, find out what is working well and what we can improve.
We will be holding two public meetings on Wednesday 14 September where residents will get an opportunity to further discuss some of the local health services that they have told us are integral to the community, including primary care, urgent care services and mental health care. You can click here for more information about these public meetings.