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Local health commissioners call community to DISCOVER! future proof mental health services

In its work to improve local services, NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is inviting members of the local community to be part of important conversations about dementia and mental health.

The CCG’s DISCOVER! network is helping to bring together innovative ideas and opinions from local service users, carers, community and interest groups and service providers to give their views through a process never before adopted for community engagement and involvement for health in the Vale of York.

This new approach aims to create energy and helps participants to proactivity identity ways to foster innovation and answer an overarching question: “What is your best experience of mental health services and how we can do more of that?”

Dr. Louise Barker, GP Lead for mental health services at the CCG said: “The whole community is invited to take part in our café based workshop events on the 10 June at St Clement’s Hall, York which will focus specifically on dementia and mental health services in the Vale of York.

“There is ‘no health without mental health’ and we are confident that DISCOVER!, along with further opportunities to contribute to the discussion at events planned for later in the summer, will help the CCG to commission healthcare services that are fit for the 21st century and shaped by the changing needs of our community.

“I encourage as many people as possible to join in and have their say. Contributions from the community that help to shape the development of future proof services are important and very much valued.”

The event details are:

Date: Tuesday 10 June 2014
Venue: Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York


Time / details:

Café workshop 1
9.30am – 12.30pm
Discussions about dementia services


Café workshop 2
1.30 – 4.30pm
Discussions about mental health services

Booking details: events.valeofyorkccg@nhs.net

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