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Working Together - With You - Patient Conference 2019

Come and join us at a conference later this month to celebrate how the NHS in east Suffolk, our communities and partners are working together more effectively than ever before - and explore how locally-focused initiatives could help transform the health and care landscape.

This conference for communities, called Working Together – With You, is hosted by NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group and is being held on Tuesday July 30 at Kesgrave Conference Centre, Kesgrave between 2 – 4:15 p.m.
The first part of the conference will focus on how collaboration worked in #averydifferentconversation. This was where service users, voluntary sector, Healthwatch Suffolk and commissioners worked together throughout 2018/2019 to develop a new strategy for mental health and wellbeing across east and west Suffolk. 
The delegates will hear from a panel of those involved in #averydifferentconversation and be asked for views and reflections on how feedback from patients, families, carers, professionals and communities can be better integrated in our work in the future. 
In the second half of the event, people will be encouraged to talk about social prescribing, which supports people’s health and wellbeing through using non-clinical interventions and increasing individual’s connections with their local community. Social prescribing has already started in the patch, such as the Community Connector scheme in Shotley and Holbrook.
We want to know your thoughts and ideas on how communities can work together better to make the most of local opportunities.
GP members of the CCG’s governing body and clinical executive will be there as well as CCG staff, offering a good opportunity to meet and talk with them.
Irene Macdonald, the CCG’s Lay Member for Patient and Public Involvement, said: “We really are in a new era of collaboration and co-operation and this offers us tremendous scope to deliver meaningful change to health and care services.
“Working together is not only about the county’s various organisations developing closer relationships. It is much more than that. It is about us listening more to what people are telling us and acting on their input. It is about giving people the knowledge and skills they need so they can make the right choices for themselves and their family to live healthy and happy lives as part of their community.
“Our annual conference is an important event to showcase the work that is going on locally and to give people an opportunity to be part of it.”

Please register for the free event using this link -  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/working-together-with-you-tickets-64604913034

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