Patients given a voice on NHS transformation plans

Patients across Norfolk and Waveney will get to have their say on plans to transform the region’s health and care system at a series of consultation events being held later next month.

The events have been organised by consumer champion, Healthwatch Norfolk, following public concerns over a lack of available information on future plans for local services under the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).

Our health and social care services face some big challenges and the partner organisations involved in the STP are tasked with developing a five-year programme of change to meet the challenges ahead.

These first events will focus on urology, cardiology and radiology services, with a separate session at each venue devoted to the future of GP services.

Meetings are being held in Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn and Norwich, at varied times, to make them as accessible as possible for everyone wishing to attend.
All events are free to attend but tickets are limited so please book your place directly through the Healthwatch Norfolk website at www.healthwatchnorfolk.co.uk/services or call Healthwatch on 01953 856029 to reserve your place.

Full details of each meeting are as follows:

22 November at Roundwood Conference Centre, Taverham
• The Future of GP Services 3.00pm – 5.30pm
• Urology, Cardiology and Radiology 6.00pm – 8.30pm

27 November at Town Hall, King’s Lynn
• Urology, Cardiology and Radiology 3.00pm -5.30pm
• The Future of GP Services 6.00pm – 8.30pm

1 December at Kings Centre, Great Yarmouth
• The Future of GP Services 10.00am – 12.30pm
• Urology, Cardiology and Radiology 1.30pm – 4.00pm

Each event will be chaired by former Norfolk Coroner and Healthwatch Norfolk Chair, William Armstrong, who will be joined by relevant clinicians and Antek Lejk, the executive lead for the STP.