Residents invited to share their views on health services during pandemic

17 August 2020

Residents in west Cheshire can help review how partner agencies responsible for primary health care services and NHS community services responded during the COVID-19 pandemic.

People can also suggest how services might be delivered in the future during the online meeting, which takes place on Monday, 24 August.
This is the third meeting of a temporary virtual scrutiny committee of councillors from Cheshire West and Chester Council.

The committee will hear from the Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, local primary health care services and the local NHS community services on how they have responded to the pandemic and their plans for recovery. Members are keen to hear views and experiences from residents as part of this.

Cllr Martin Barker, Chairman of the Pandemic Response and Recovery Scrutiny Committee, said: “The scrutiny committee can scrutinise anything which affects the quality of lives of west Cheshire residents and we welcome the input from members of the public.  

“There is an allocation of 15 minutes for public speaking on the agenda for members of the public to address the meeting.

“We want to hear about your experiences, concerns or examples of where things have worked well.  
 
“The scrutiny members are also keen to recognise the outstanding work of primary health care services and NHS community services in responding to Coronavirus.”

Scrutiny members will be commenting on general health issues, improvements, wellbeing and how any inequalities are being addressed during the pandemic, exploring how the partner agencies have been working together and with local communities, identifying ways in which primary health care and NHS community services might adapt after the pandemic and offering suggestions to help prioritise services and areas.                                  
The meeting starts online at 6pm on 24 August and can be viewed live. A recording will also be available following the meeting.  

Members of the public wishing to address the committee should register their intention with the Director of Governance no less than two clear working days in advance of the meeting, by emailing: scrutiny@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk.

For more information about the Pandemic Response and Recovery Scrutiny Committee and how to get involved or watch the meeting visit the Council's website.

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