Learn more about healthcare changes

AVCCG team. From the left, Dr Becky Pryse, Dr Jonathan Pryse, Dr Joe Rizzo-Naudi, Dr Chris Davies, Dr Andrew Silverman and Frank Donlon, patient participation group.'121107M-B222
AVCCG team. From the left, Dr Becky Pryse, Dr Jonathan Pryse, Dr Joe Rizzo-Naudi, Dr Chris Davies, Dr Andrew Silverman and Frank Donlon, patient participation group.'121107M-B222

Learn more about the changes that are under way in our healthcare system, at a public event in Winslow next week.

Local people are invited to hear about the changes being made to the way healthcare is designed and delivered in the north of Bucks, at the event, from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday, November 14, at the Winslow Centre.

The evening is one of a series of events run by the Aylesbury Vale Clinical Commissioning Group (AVCCG) – a new organisation run by family doctors, which is set to take on budgetary and decision-making powers in the area from April next year.

Next Wednesday’s event is a chance to hear feedback on what the commissioniong group has been doing since the last public meeting last June.

Various people will be talking about new initiatives already in place, such as carers who have been taking advantage of the new Flexible Carers Break – a scheme jointly funded by health and social care for people caring for relatives at home.

The clinical lead for urgent care, Dr Chris Davies from Wing, will be talking about the new 111 telephone service which starts next April, to direct people to the most appropriate care.

Dr Alison Banks from Verney Close Surgery in Buckingham will be talking about new developments in dementia care.

Dr Rebecca Pryse, of North End Surgery, is the north locality clinical lead for AVCCG.

She said the meeting is about “explaining how people can get more involved in how their healthcare is delivered”.

She said: “This is a great opportunity for GPs and local people to start shaping services. It’s a huge responsibility but we’ve just got to grasp it now.

“As GPs talking to our patients we can detect quite early on when there’s a problem. This gives us the power to do something about it. But it does really depend on a good relationship with the people who use your service.”