Welcome to details of Somerset CCG's upcoming events and meetings. You will also find information on past events including relevant documents.
Somerset CCG Board Meetings
Members of the public are welcome to attend the meetings of the Somerset CCG Governing Body to listen to the items being discussed and there is an opportunity to ask questions at the meeting.
Dates and papers for meetings can be found on this website by following this link: Governing Body meetings and papers
Somerset Primary Care Joint Committee
From 1 April 2015, NHS England and Somerset CCG have established a joint committee with the primary purpose of jointly commissioning primary medical services for the people of Somerset. This will provide an opportunity to plan more effectively and improve the provision of out-of-hospital services for the benefit of patients in Somerset.
Details about the Joint Committee, and meeting dates and papers can be found on this website by following this link: Somerset Primary Care Joint Committee
Details of previous events and meetings will be posted here.
Somerset Dementia Event - Friday 8 September 2017
A joint Somerset CCG and Somerset GP Education Trust event was held at Wynford House in Yeovil, to discuss dementia.
The event provided the large multi-professional audience with the latest understanding of both clinical and community aspects to effect optimal outcomes and encourage compassionate care. The day was particularly helpful in educating GPs, practice nurses, acute and community teams and anyone with an interest in dementia or working with people who are living with dementia.
The morning session included a clinical focus with presentations concerning the latest research findings and treatments available and the afternoon focused on dementia in the community and work place. Attendees found the day interesting and inspiring and we also had some very moving testimony from people living with dementia, who continue to actively volunteer to help commissioners, providers and communities gain a better understanding of life with dementia.
There was a great deal of information shared on the day and the speakers have made their presentation slides available in pdf format on this website (click here for link to dementia event presentations). These may be read, downloaded and shared with friends and colleagues.
Maternity Experience Workshop - Wednesday 12 April 2017
Somerset CCG will be holding an interactive Maternity Experience Workshop to help understand and improve the maternity experience across Somerset.
The workshop will be highly energetic. Your insight and participation is requested to enjoy an in-depth conversation in a relaxed, inclusive, non-threatening environment.
Ideas generated will be analysed and will influence a county-wide action plan of improvements to maternity services.
When? Wednesday 12 April 2017 - registration from 9.30am, main event starts at 10.00am, and lunch will be provided from 12.30pm.
Where? The Gallery, Taunton Racecourse, Corfe, Taunton TA3 7BL
Focus: Treating women and families with dignity, compassion and respect
Identify: What needs to change, why it matters and how can we do this?
Method: Highly interactive, lively, creative, fun
Please register using one of the following contact options:
Phone: 01935 381933
Fax: 01935 384079
Post: Somerset CCG, Wynford House, Lufton Way, Yeovil BA22 8HR
Parents are welcome to attend with children, and baby changing facilities will be provided.
The venue is accessible and disabled parking is available. Please let us know as soon as possible if you have any additional access needs or any specific dietary requirements.
An opportunity to get involved - Development Day 25 October 2016 in Yeovil
Somerset CCG is keen to encourage and enable a wide range of people to get involved in our work.
We already benefit from the participation of lay users, Healthwatch volunteers, voluntary and community sector colleagues, and patient participation groups.
We would now like to extend an invitation to people in the wider community to come and find out more about the NHS and consider whether they, too, would like to engage with us to inform and influence the commissioning of health services.
We will be holding a development day for interested members of the public on 25 October, from 10.00am to 4.00pm, at Wynford House, Lufton Way, Yeovil BA22 8HR.
This will be an opportunity to hear an explanation of how the NHS works, what the big issues are, and how patients and the public can make a difference. There will also be workshops exploring the different ways in which people can get involved, for example, as local representatives of their communities, as part of a team monitoring the quality of services, by giving an individual patient perspective.
Anyone interested in attending on 25 October should contact Sue Lilley on 01935 385020 or email Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please pass this invitation to your patients, carers, friends, family members and colleagues or anyone in your community who might be interested in finding out more.
Somerset Together Workshops
Somerset CCG and Somerset County Council are developing a new approach to commissioning health and social care services: outcomes based commissioning.
Service providers are currently paid to deliver services based on the number of people seen and the number of treatments or interventions delivered. By moving to an outcomes based commissioning approach, service providers will be rewarded for delivering outcomes which will be measured by the results for patients and carers.
You can read a one page summary about 'outcomes based commissioning' by following this link: Outcomes based commissioning ... a new way to get better value health and social care in Somerset
You can also view a series of presentation slides on Somerset Together by following this link: Somerset Together: our new approach to commissioning and delivering health and social care services
Six workshops were held across Somerset, open to all, focusing on our own experiences as patients or carers and working through the outcomes or experiences that are of greatest value to us as individuals.
You can read the workshop summary report by following this link: Somerset Together Co-design Workshop Summary Report
Somerset Diagnosing Dementia Event
Wednesday 20 January 2016, 12.30 to 4.30pm at the Canalside Conference Centre, Bridgwater
Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England's National Clinical Director for Dementia, will be speaking at this event, the key theme for which is 'timely diagnosis'.
A programme for the event can be found by following this link: Somerset Diagnosing Dementia Education Event Programme
The event is open to anyone with an interest in dementia, however places are limited. To book please contact Amanda Ellis at Amanda.Ellis@somersetccg.nhs.uk