NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group’s (HMR CCG) Governing Body is meeting at a new venue, on Friday 26th February, and, as ever, the public are invited to attend.

St Andrews Church, Entwisle Road, Rochdale will play host to the CCG’s Governing Body meetings, held in public, in February and March.

The monthly Governing Body (or Board) meetings are where discussions and decisions take place about official CCG business, and the planning and funding of local health services. Discussions include everything from new projects, to current policies and which health services will be commissioned.

Public questions are welcome, and can either be submitted through the CCG’s website ( or asked during the open questions slot at the beginning of the meeting.

The next meeting takes place as follows:

Date: Friday 26th February
Time: 10.30am-12pm
Venue: St Andrews Church, Entwisle Road, Rochdale, OL16 2HZ

Decisions are expected to be made on the Annual Equality Publication and Information Governance Framework. There will also be updates on quality, finance and performance.

We would ask people, who have questions to ask at the meeting, to arrive half an hour before the meeting, at 10am, so we are able to accurately capture the question, as well as contact details to ensure a full response is provided. Our Engagement Lead will be available to discuss any other queries. Please report to reception.

Dr Chris Duffy, local GP and Chair of NHS HMR CCG, said:

“As an accountable NHS organisation, we have a duty to make sure what we do and how we make our decisions is accessible to the people of Rochdale. After all, it’s your health services we are planning.

“We regularly welcome several members of the public to our meetings and I would encourage anyone who would like to find out more about what the clinical commissioning group is about and how decisions are made to attend one of our meetings. We welcome the opportunity to answer public questions, so please do let us know if there’s anything you would like us to help you with.”

To help make sure decisions and comments made at the meeting are accessible to local people, we tweet live from all governing body meetings. Follow us on Twitter @NHSHMR.

The agenda and papers for the meeting will be available on the ‘About Us’ section of our website,, in advance of the meeting.

Responses to previous public questions, and a full schedule of Governing Body meetings, can also be found on the Governing Body pages of our website.



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