The Governing Body of NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group (HMR CCG) is holding its next meeting in public on Friday 19 May and local people are invited to attend.


Held at Number One Riverside 10.30am-12.30pm, the monthly Governing Body meeting is where official business is discussed and formal decisions are made about everything from policies to which health services will be commissioned.

At this month’s meeting corporate and HR policies will be decided; Quality, Quality Premium and Performance reports will be discussed; the 2017 Annual Report will be reviewed; and there will be updates on the Locality Plan and Cardiac Rehabilitation Mobilisation programme. The Governing Body will also hear from the Governing Body Sub Committees. Members of the public are invited to put their questions to Governing Body members about how local health services are planned.

The Governing Body meeting takes place as follows:

Date: Friday 19 May 2017

Time: 10.30am-12.30pm

Venue: Training & Conference Suite, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU

Public questions are welcome at the meeting and can either be submitted through the website on the Governing Body page here , or asked during the open questions slot at beginning of the meeting.

Members of the public attending the meetings are asked to report to reception on arrival at Number One Riverside.

It is requested that anyone submitting questions in advance of the Governing Body meeting does so at least 24 hours before the meeting commences. This will allow sufficient time for the question to be picked up and processed, before the meeting takes place. We would also ask people who have questions to ask to arrive half an hour before the meeting begins, so we are able to accurately capture the question as well as contact details to ensure a full response is provided.

Dr Chris Duffy, local GP and Chair of NHS HMR CCG, said: “Our Governing Body meetings are a great opportunity for residents to see for themselves how we plan and purchase health services in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale and we encourage local people to attend. Public questions are an important part of our meetings and I’d urge anyone with a question to submit it and we can respond.

“If you can’t make it to the meetings, follow us on Twitter @NHSHMR for live tweets giving an overview of items being discussed and decisions made.”

The agenda and papers for the meeting, responses to previous public questions and meeting schedules can also be found on the Governing Body page of our website.

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