Cambridgeshire residents urged to have say over NHS 111 number

NHS launches consultation on 111 number.

NHS launches consultation on 111 number. - Credit: PA

Huntingdonshire residents will be able to have their say about the NHS 111 phone number and GP out-of-hours services during a public consultation.

Launched by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), it aims to shape a model for the future as the current contracts for both services come to an end. The CCG wants to identify how it can improve services for patients and help to relieve pressure on A&E and 999 provision across the area.

Dr Andrew Anderson, CCG clinical lead for out-of-hours services, said: “This nine-week consultation is to gather feedback on how we can provide good quality NHS 111 and GP out-of-hours services to the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

“We want to hear your feedback, and ask you how access to the right health services can be improved so we can ensure residents get to the right place for help or advice, first time.”

Results from the public consultation will be collated in a report that will be sent to the CCG’s governing body to consider before it makes a decision on the future of these services.

Residents have until 5pm on Friday, February 20, to give their feedback. A consultation will take place at Huntingdon Library, Prince’s Street, on Wednesday, January 28, from 1pm-2.30pm.

INFORMATION: Other consultations are also scheduled at venues across the county. Alternatively, you can read the document and complete the questionnaire on the CCG’s website at www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/have-your-say/111-OOH.htm. In addition, you can request a paper copy by calling 01223 725304, emailing CAPCCG.engagement@nhs.net, or writing to Freepost Plus RSCR-GSGK-XSHK, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG, Lockton House, Clarendon Road, Cambridge CB2 8FH.

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