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NHS encouraging residents to have their say about local falls services

Residents from across the Fylde coast are invited to share their experience of falls services at a listening event on 26 August in Wesham, Lancashire.

This free event is a chance for anyone to share their views on falls prevention services and help make improvements where necessary. The CCG welcomes any experiences of local falls services that a person wishes to share with them.

NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group chief nursing officer Jennifer Aldridge said: “We look forward to welcoming residents to this listening event, as we hope to develop our understanding of how residents use services provided to assist those that have fallen.

“It is important that we understand the experience of people using the services to make sure future provision is fit for purpose.”

The FREE event will take place on Wednesday 26 August from 9:00am to 2pm at NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG, NHS Wesham Offices, Derby Road, Wesham. There will be lunch and refreshments provided.

To book your free place and for further information about the falls prevention listening event, please contact the CCG on 01253 956400 or email: enquiries@fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk.


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Notes to editors:

  • NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the organisation responsible for planning and buying health services in the area to meet patients’ needs. This is known as ‘commissioning’.
  • Led by family doctors (GPs), the CCG currently serves a population of 152,000 people across approximately 320 sq km of coast and countryside. The majority live in the urban towns of Fleetwood, Thornton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Kirkham and Lytham St Annes, but a significant proportion live in rural villages.
  • The CCG receives a set amount of money from the government – around £200million in 2014/15 – and is committed to spending this wisely for the benefit of local people.
  • Giving you more choice is a priority of the modern NHS. More information is available at fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk/choice
  • The NHS Constitution sets out your rights as an NHS patient: nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Rightsandpledges/NHSConstitution/Pages/Overview.aspx
  • There are many ways to get involved in health service developments, including joining our Influence membership scheme or your practice’s patient participation group.
  • For more information about the CCG and how to get involved log onto fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk