Following the launch of a discussion document inviting feedback on the proposals for NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Mid and South Essex to come together, we will be holding a public drop-in session on Thursday 5 March between 10am and 12pm at Audley Mills Education Centre, Rayleigh (2nd floor). The session is a chance for our executive team to listen to local ideas, thoughts and concerns. It is intentionally being held at the beginning of the process to that we can understand what matters to local people and give them the opportunity to ask any questions they have about the proposed merger and why we are doing it.
The proposed changes, set out in the document entitled called “Working Together for Mid and South Essex – Share your views on how NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups are proposing to work together,” look at how, we, as local NHS commissioning organisations can meet the requirements set out in the 2019 NHS Long Term Plan. This Plan sets out a vision for commissioning and provision of services to be more integrated across the health and care system. The Plan also talks about developing Integrated Care Systems, with one commissioning organisation.