First meeting for the People’s Commission

The accident and emergency entrance at Calderdale Royal Hospital
The accident and emergency entrance at Calderdale Royal Hospital
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The first meeting of Calderdale Council’s People’s Commission will take place on Tuesday July 29 at Halifax Town Hall from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Calderdale’s Clinical Commissioning Group is currently reviewing local NHS services and the Commission will give local people the chance to debate what services are needed.

The Commission has a panel which includes councillors from the three main political parties, and an independent chair, Professor Andrew Kerslake of Oxford Brookes University.

Leader of Calderdale Council, Tim Swift, said: “The panel will meet to set the work programme for the People’s Commission.

“We will listen to the views of local residents and health and social care experts. We’ll also analyse the latest research on service usage and predictions on future need, so that we can make clear recommendations to the CCG which will help to inform their review.

“We have an ambitious agenda which will answer the question - how do we create sustainable, high quality health and social care services in Calderdale?”

Findings will be passed on to health bosses.