GP access on agenda at select committee

GP access on agenda at select committee


Residents’ access to GP services will be discussed at a meeting of West Sussex Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee (HASC) next week.

The meeting will hear what the latest statistics say about West Sussex primary care needs (such as GP access) and hear from NHS England about: regional health plans in the Five Year Forward View and how the health service needs to change to promote wellbeing and prevent ill-health and what the changes could look like.

Developing plans for local services will be explained by the West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups.

The meeting will also hear from Healthwatch West Sussex, the local health watchdog, about local patients’ experiences of access to health services.

Chairman of the Committee Margaret Evans said: “Easy access to GP services is really important to local people and we are keen to hear about their experiences of this. We all want to make sure residents get the best service and so it will be good to hear about our health partners’ plans over the next five years.”

The meeting is on Thursday June 11th at 10.30 am at County Hall in Chichester and the item about GP access will be webcast via the County Council website.