Future of Bucks Health Services

People in Buckinghamshire are being urged to tell the county council what they think about health services.

The Better Healthcare in Bucks consultation has been put together by GPs, nurses and other clinical staff with the aim of making sure people have access to good healthcare and to decide future services.

The consultation recommends changes to emergency care, general medical inpatient care (including gastroenterology, diabetes, respiratory and medicine for older people services), elderly care, breast care and specialist networked vascular services

Councillor Lin Hazell, Chairman of the Buckinghamshire Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, said;

"This is an ideal opportunity for the public to have their say on the delivery of health services in the county. I would encourage people to look at the proposals carefully and to send their views and comments to the NHS before the closing date of 16 April." 

To take part, or for a copy of the consultation document visit www.buckinghamshire.nhs.uk/bhib/ or call 01494 552256.

The Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, an independent group of county and district councillors, which acts on behalf of residents to ensure that changes suggested to local health services are in the best interests of patients, will look at the reasons behind the various proposals and also listen to the views of patients, staff and organisations. 

The committee will report its findings back to the NHS in April.