Primary Care in Thurrock - a public engagement event

The health and care landscape in Essex is changing. The CCG is working with partners to transform people’s experience of health and care across the county, ensuring they get better access and quality of care. As part of its commitment to engage with the local population, and following on from our last big public engagement event on primary care in Thurrock last April (read the report here), Thurrock CCG organised ‘Primary Care in Thurrock’ – a public engagement event 2015.

Primary care is the frontline of the NHS and consists of GP practices, dental practices, community pharmacies and optician services. It is also the most common place for patients’ interaction with the NHS. There are more than 360 million consultations each year with GPs alone.

Primary Care Engagement event

The event took place on Wednesday 11 February 2015 and more than 80 people, including residents, representatives from local organisations and GPs, attended the event at Orsett Hall (see pictures below).

Working together for a better future

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NHS Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Thurrock Council are working with the voluntary sector and the local community to develop plans that will see more effective and joined up working between local health and social care and most importantly improve outcomes for patients, service users and carers.

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