Health service users invited to opinion forum

Would you recommend your GP?
Would you recommend your GP?

People who use the health services in Whitby are being invited to a forum to put forward their views on the town’s GP provision.

A “coffee and chat” focus group is taking place on Tuesday at The Whitby Mission & Seafarers’ Centre on Haggersgate between 11am and 1pm.

It is being organised by Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (HRW CCG).

The focus group will involve open-ended questions for group discussion as well as group activities. Refreshments will also be provided.

Janet Probert, chief officer for HRW CCG said: “We are holding a series of focus groups to discover what people understand by access to GP services, and how they really feel about what is currently available.”

“Although patients in our area have voted us ‘the best in the country’ for GP patient experience for three years in a row, we want to ensure our patients are able to access the right care, at the right time.”

If you would like to register your views and cannot attend this session email HRWCCG.HRWCCGenquiries@nhs.net or call 01609 767621 or write to Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group, Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Northallerton North Yorkshire, DL6 2UU.

•Some GP services will be closed on Thursday between 12.30pm and 6.30pm due to staff training.

Egton and Staithes will be open as usual, Danby is on half day closing as usual.

Whitby Group Practice is open for nurse appointments and prescription collection only while Sleights and Sandsend Medical Practice - will be open for medication collections and routine enquires.