Lonsdale PPG has organised a public meeting to explain some of the key features of the bigger picture in the NHS overall, and in primary care in particular. The goal is to inform local patients and to get some consumer reaction to the important proposed changes.
NHS-England wants all GP Practices to have organised themselves into a PCN by this summer, with a loose target of 30-50,000 patients per PCN (Lonsdale has just over 14,000)
If carried through to the conclusion desired by NHS England, this will mean major changes in the way our GPs operate!!
In preliminary submissions to the Brent Clinical Commissioning Group, Lonsdale has allied itself with the Law Medical Group, plus the Park House and Blessing Practices. Combined headcount is over 40,000.
The meeting is aimed particularly at patients of those four Practices, and thus the Brent CCG, but any other interested local patients or practitioners will be welcome. The initiatives being discussed affect all CCGs, and thus also (e.g.) the Brondesbury Medical Centre, part of the Camden CCG, among others.
We very much hope you will be free to come – and please tell your friends and neighbours.
Time and venue: Monday, March 18, 7pm to 8.30pm at St Luke’s Church – at the top of Fernhead Road, just over the railway from Queen’s Park station.
If you intend to attend please reply, if possible, to the email address in the flyer to let the PPG know. However, walk-ups on the night won’t be turned away – it’s a large venue and capacity shouldn’t be a problem.
Keith Anderson, for the Lonsdale PPG