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NHS St Helens CCG 'Talkfest' returns in February 201914 January 2019

Following on from the community engagement events (Talkfest) delivered by ​NHS St Helens Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) that took place in November 2018, the next events will take place week commencing 4th February.

The CCG will be out across St Helens for Talkfest, giving people the opportunity to share experiences, thoughts and ideas with the CCG, as well as giving the CCG with the opportunity to share information and messages and gain insight into the public and patients, which can feed into the development of local health and social care plans.

The purpose of these events are to keep St Helens residents up to date with the latest changes in health and social care and to get your input on how we plan for the future and what changes we should make.

Each ‘Talkfest’ includes key focus areas for discussion, which are developed with senior management team at the CCG. This is the CCGs commitment to proactively engaging with the local population, as set out in the Communications and Engagement Strategy.

The agenda for the week is still being finalised but updates will be provided from November's Talkfest, St Helens Cares, Shared Care Record and other key areas of work relevant to the local community.

Sessions will last approximately 2 hours and will be held as follows:


Monday 4th February - Rainford Village Hall – 9:30am arrival for a 10:00am start. (Church Rd, Rainford, St Helens, WA11 8HB)

Tuesday 5th February - St Helens Young Carers' Centre – 4:30pm arrival for a 5:00pm start (Fishwick House, 18 Cotham Street, St Helens Town Centre, WA10 1SJ)

Wednesday 6th February - St Ann's Millennium Centre – 9:30am arrival for a 10:00am start. (View Rd, Rainhill, Prescot, L35 0LE)

Wednesday 6th February - Drop in session held at the Smokefree St Helens Hub 2:00 – 3:30pm (Unit 2, The Hardshaw Centre, Church Street, St Helens, WA10 1EB)

Thursday 7th February - Crownway Community Centre – 1:30pm arrival for a 2:00pm start (Crown Street, Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows WA12 9DA)

As well as the sessions above, the team will be attending a number of existing sessions across St Helens such as coffee mornings, library reading groups and Get Together sessions.

If you would like to register for an event please email or call 01744 627596 to book your place stating your name, organisation (if applicable) and the session you would like to attend.

Patients are eligible for free NHS treatment at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching hospitals NHS Trust if they are: Ordinarily resident in the UK or: Overseas visitors, but entitled to free NHS services under the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations

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