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New health organisation to meet in public on 10th April 2013

Wednesday 27th March, 2013

People in West Sussex are being invited to find out more and meet the new Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group at its meeting in public later this month.

Coastal West Sussex CCG has taken over responsibility for planning and buying the majority of health services across a large part of the county as part of the NHS reforms which took effect from 1st April 2013.

As part of the reforms primary care trusts will be abolished and new clinical commissioning groups which are led by local GPs and clinicians will become responsible.

Coastal West Sussex CCG covers Adur, Arun, Bognor Regis, Chanctonbury, Chichester, and Worthing – and covers 56 practices with a registered population of 482,100 people.

It has met in public once already this year - and this next meeting takes place on Wednesday 10th April 2013 at the St Paul's Centre in Worthing at 7pm (full address below).

There will also be an interactive market place style event from 3pm to 5.30pm where the clinical commissioning group will be available to talk about the work its doing, and local people and patients can find out more and ask questions.

Local partners from the Worthing area will also be hosting stalls so people can find out more about the range of support and services available locally.

Find out more about the local NHS

It will be an opportunity for residents to find out more about the clinical commissioning group, what its current priorities are, and to hold the new organisation to account for the work it is doing.

So from 3pm there will be the opportunity to visit stalls and find out more and then from 7pm there will be the formal meeting in public.

Have your say

The CCG is keen for members of the public to attend and is working to make the agenda as interactive as possible, however if you would like to formally submit questions in writing please do so before the meeting.

Questions can be sent to Laura Skelcey, Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group

  • By post – Laura Skelcey, Coastal West Sussex CCG, 1 The Causeway, Goring by Sea, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 6BT
  • By email – laura.skelcey@nhs.net

The agenda and papers are available here.

Papers from previous meetings are also available.

Full address:

St Paul's Centre, 55b Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1EE.