May 28 2016

Patients First – Harrow CCG’s Quarterly Newsletter (Spring 2016)

nhs_hospitalHarrow CCG have just published their Spring 2016 quarterly newsletter. In this issue you can find out how enhanced practice nurses are supporting patients in Harrow and how the talking therapy service supported a patient to change her life while struggling with depression. The forward, by Dr Amol Kelshiker, Chair, Harrow CCG, is below – you can then download the newsletter for further reading.

Hello and welcome to the spring 2016 edition of Patients First, Harrow Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) quarterly newsletter.

We can all put our coats and colds away for another year although the traditional ‘winter pressures’ show no sign of letting up as we enter spring.

The demand on health services is so great that our local A&E department is now running at full capacity throughout the year.

The teams involved are doing a great job but just as the NHS looks after us, we can help look after the NHS by thinking about the most appropriate service to use.

There are several options and some may be faster and more helpful than you realise. A good start is the walk-in and urgent care centres whose contact details are on page six.

Our long-term goal is to create a sustainable model of healthcare which can deliver more effective services closer to people’s homes.

It’s a challenging proposition given our limited budget and fact that Harrow’s population is getting bigger and living longer.

However, it can be done if the community can meet us halfway, take greater personal responsibility for their health and work alongside us to help shape and services that best serve them.

This has worked well to date and we hope people will continue sharing their ideas.

Dr Amol Kelshiker, Chair, Harrow CCG

Click here to download the entire newsletter.

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1 comment

  1. Sonoo Malkani

    Good to see the CCG making progress in various departments.Of course,much much more needs doing.Wish them all the best and hope they will have great luck working hand-in-hand with the public of Harrow to improve services even more.

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