Health group’s final AGM a chance to find out more about the future of health and care in the area

  • 06 September 2021

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People are being invited to the last Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) - the NHS organisation responsible for planning, buying and monitoring the majority of healthcare services in the area, on Wednesday 15 September.

This will be the organisation’s final AGM before incoming legislation creates new Integrated Care Boards to oversee services from April 2022. Many of the CCG’s functions will transfer to the new body, and recent progress to tackle inequalities and better integrate care will be accelerated by the shift.

Health leaders are encouraging local residents to attend the event to learn more about recent achievements including the vaccination roll-out, as well as how the CCG’s wider legacy of work paves the way for the future.

Dr Jonathan Hayes, local GP and Clinical Chair of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG, said:

We are pleased to invite local people to our AGM on 15 September.

The meeting will offer people the opportunity to learn more about our work and partnerships over the course of the last year. That includes showcasing the role of communities and clinicians in shaping the local vaccination roll-out, and how we’ve used cutting-edge population data tools to ensure people get the care and support they need.

The NHS is evolving, and the meeting will also allow attendees to learn more about the way services will be designed and delivered in the future. This includes much more service design taking place at a local level and in partnership with communities – something our work to date has really paved the way for.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the kindness and support we have been shown by staff, volunteers and people in our communities over the last 18 months, and the event also gives us the chance to say thank you to everyone who has helped and contributed to our work throughout this period.

This year’s AGM will be a ‘hybrid-virtual’ event, with health leaders presenting in a studio to a limited number of guests, and the majority of attendees dialling in from home. With ongoing uncertainty over public events, this format will allow a greater audience to be reached, without the need for residents to travel across the large geographical area covered by the CCG.

The meeting will take place between 6 - 7:30pm on Wednesday 15 September 2021. Anyone can register by visiting the event page, and will then be sent details to join the meeting. Please register by 5pm on 14 September 2021.

As in previous years, the event will contain question and answers sessions, with questions submitted in advance. Anyone who would like to submit a question to be answered at the meeting, or would like more information about how the event will run, can email bnssg.communications@nhs.net.

The event will be recorded and made available online after it has finished. Event recordings will be promoted through the CCG’s social media channels for anyone unable to attend on the day.

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