New ‘Hospital at Home’ plans discussed at ‘Call to Action’ event

Wokingham Borough residents are being invited to take part in an online survey on two areas of health care, which was launched at a packed meeting at the Oakwood Centre, Woodley on Tuesday 18th March 2014.

Over 50 people took part in a 'Call to Action' event with local doctors, clinicians and representatives from the local authority.

After watching two short animated films, they discussed a new scheme being developed to bring specialist hospital treatment into patients' homes, as well as the NHS 111 service and ways of making sure people got the right treatment in the right place at the right time.

The event was organised by NHS Wokingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as a follow-up to the first 'Call to Action' event last November. Residents also heard more about the CCG's plans for the next 5 years, including more integration with health and social care.

The events were recorded using 'visual minutes' (pictured), the outcome of which is a large-scale permanent record in words and pictures of the event and residents' views.

The CCG now wants to get the views of as many people as possible from the local area on these two important areas.
Chair and local GP Dr Stephen Madgwick explains:

"Many of us lead busy lives and can't necessarily get to an evening event, which is why we'd like them to go to the CCG website, watch the two films which we've uploaded, then answer a few short questions – it will take around 10 minutes. It's vitally important that we get the views of as many people as possible as we develop these important services into the future."

Results from the survey and a report of the event will be published following the final 'Call to Action' event in this series, at Reading University on 29th April from 7-9pm. You can book a place at this event here.

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