Health trust board meeting

MEMBERS of the public are being invited to attend the next public Board meeting of NHS Derby City and NHS Derbyshire County on Wednesday, April 4 or to submit a question by email on the issues that will be discussed.

Topics up for discussion include steps to improve standards of nursing care, finances, and the health and well-being strategy. The meeting will take place at NHS Derby City’s Cardinal Square offices on Wednesday, April 4 at 1pm, and will be led by NHS Derbyshire Cluster chairman Mark Todd.

NHS Derby City and NHS Derbyshire County are currently working together to lead the transition to locally-based GP clinical commissioning, which will see four groups of GPs and clinicians take over the running of the Derbyshire’s NHS from April 2013.

These groups are: Erewash Clinical Commissioning Group, Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Group, North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group, and the Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group. High Peak clinicians are represented under the North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Mark Todd, chair for the NHS Derbyshire Cluster, said: “This Board meeting is a chance for people to hear about key health issues and find out more about the work we are doing to help support GPs and clinicians to drive NHS reforms.

“People are also welcome to email questions and comments on the topics that will be discussed at the meeting by Tuesday 3 April.”

The meeting will take place at NHS Derby City, Cardinal Square, 10 Nottingham Road, Derby DE1 3QT.

Questions, views and comments about any of the agenda items can be sent to communications@derbyshirecountypct.nhs.uk before 4 April. Full copies of the April Board papers can be viewed ahead of the meeting at http://www.derbycitypct.nhs.uk/about-us/board/april-2012.aspx.