Challenges facing GPs and patients’ experiences on agenda at select committee

On the agenda at West Sussex Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee next week is the challenges facing GP services.

 
Last updated:
15 January 2016

The challenges facing GP services in West Sussex will be discussed at a meeting of West Sussex Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee (HASC) next week.

Local health leaders will talk about how NHS England and the local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are working together to address issues including:

  • an ageing population and an increasing number of patients with complex care needs 
  • increasing pressure on NHS financial resources at a local level
  • workforce pressures, including recruitment and retention problems.

The committee will hear how local primary care services are being strengthened to address these challenges.

The meeting will also hear from Healthwatch West Sussex, the local health watchdog, about local patients’ experiences of being discharged from hospital.

Chairman of the Committee Margaret Evans said: “We hear a lot about the challenges facing GPs and the committee feels it is important to hear what these challenges are and what is being done to address them to make sure residents get the best service.”

The meeting is on Wednesday 20 January at 10.30am at County Hall in Chichester.

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