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Clinical Commissioning Group meeting to take place in Pocklington

Doctors and health managers from across the Vale of York will meet next week to discuss a range of issues including local healthcare performance and plans for 2013/14.

NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group’s Shadow Governing Body will meet at 10am on Thursday 7 March 2013 at Pocklington Arts Centre (22-24 Market Place, Pocklington, York YO42 2AR).

Whilst currently operating in shadow form, the CCG will become a statutory NHS body in April this year when it will take over formal commissioning responsibilities for a range of health services, including mental health and hospital care, from the existing Primary Care Trust.

The meeting is open to the public, and each Shadow Governing Body meeting includes a Q&A session at the beginning for members of the public to ask questions of the CCG’s management team. Questions should be submitted in advance by emailing details to  by 5pm on Monday 4 March 2013.

The meeting agenda and set of supporting papers are now available on the CCG’s website under ‘About Us’ at 

Vale of York CCG represents patients registered with 35 GP practices located in places such York, Selby, Tadcaster, Easingwold, Pocklington and parts of Ryedale.

The public Q&A session will begin at 10am and will run for a maximum of 20 minutes, with up to three minutes allowed for each question and subsequent discussion. Visitors must register their questions in advance, and by the deadline stated above, in order to be considered at the meeting.

Disabled access to the building and a loop system to help guests with hearing impairments will be available on the day.

For further information contact the NHS North Yorkshire and Humber Communications Team on 0300 303 8394

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