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Local residents are invited to give their views on a future model for NHS 111 and GP Out of Hours Services for the region through a public consultation that has been launched by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
The current contracts for the NHS 111 service and the GP Out of Hours services are coming to an end. This is a good opportunity for the CCG to think about the future of these services and how it can improve the services for patients and help to relieve the pressures being experienced in all of the A&E and 999 services.
A number of public meetings have been announced with residents having until 5pm on 20 February 2015 to give their feedback.
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."
Residents can find out more and give their views in a number of ways:
If you belong to a group or organisation, you can invite the CCG along to one of your meetings by contacting the CCG's Engagement Team on the number or email given above.
Consultation documents will be available on the CCG website alongside hard copies being distributed to GP surgeries, pharmacies, dentists and libraries. A series of public events are also scheduled to take place throughout January and February 2015 as follows:
Residents' feedback given during the public consultation will be collated into a report that will be sent to the CCG governing Body to consider before it makes any decisions on the future of these services.