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PROGRESS towards becoming an NHS Foundation Trust will be among the topics covered when the board of Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust next meets on Thursday October 25.

Everyone is welcome to sit in on the discussions, which it is hoped will be of particular interest to the growing band of people who have signed up to belong to the emerging Foundation Trust.

Other topics up for discussion will include quality and performance reports from across the Trust’s community hospitals, health centres and from services provided in people’s own homes and other community settings. Anyone can turn up on the day and light refreshments will be provided.

Kirsteen Farrar, Trust Secretary for Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, said: “We welcome questions from the public but they need to be submitted in advance to ensure a full answer can be given at the meeting.”

The meeting is being held in the conference room at Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Bakewell, starting at 9am.

Anyone who would like to raise a question for board members should contact Kirsteen Farrar, Trust Secretary at Babington Hospital, Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1WH, telephone 01773 525065 or email:

To find out more about becoming a member of Derbyshire Community Health Services’ new Foundation Trust can go to the membership section of the Trust’s website at or ring Joanne Chick, Membership Officer on 01773 599482.