Roadshow event, 3 August

Published on Tuesday 1 August 2017

Be a part of the future of health and social care in Bolton.

NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), together with local partners, is inviting Bolton people to come along to a roadshow event from 10am to 4pm on Thursday 8 August.  Bolton people will have the opportunity to get involved and hear more about the future of health and social care in the borough.

As part of this roadshow event, the CCG will once again be parking a camper van, complete with Big Brother style ‘diary room’ on Victoria Square.  Residents will be encouraged to jump on board and record videos sharing their opinions of healthcare in Bolton.  There will also be music, a climbing wall and much more.

This roadshow follows Bolton’s successful bid for £28.8m additional investment from the Greater Manchester Transformation Fund.  Local people will be seeing lots of changes to local services really soon so this event is a chance to find out more and get involved.  The aim is to ensure that health and social care in Bolton is fit for the future and that local residents have the support they need to live healthier and happier lives.

Local organisations are working together more closely than ever before to make these plans a reality.  This includes the CCG, Bolton Council, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Healthwatch Bolton, Bolton CVS, and voluntary and community sector organisations.

Dr Wirin Bhatiani, Chair of the CCG, said: “The Transformation Fund money is great news for Bolton; it gives us the power and the resources to make real changes in the way we deliver services for our communities. It is a very significant investment in health and social care across Bolton, and is welcomed as it should help to address many of the pressures which the system is currently facing. The plans are progressing at pace and we are keen update the Bolton public. We hope to meet as many people as possible during our community roadshow.”

Cllr Linda Thomas, deputy leader of Bolton Council, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for members of the public to learn about our health plans for Bolton. More importantly, it gives our residents the chance to tell us what they think of the plans and how they might be affected. The way we deliver health services in the borough will have to change and it’s important that we keep the public fully informed.”

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