Looking at future health services in St Albans and Harpenden
At a time when health pressures are making national news, local NHS services are holding an event for residents in St Albans and Harpenden, highlighting plans to transform health and care across west Hertfordshire to better meet patients’ needs into the future.
The Your Care, Your Future event takes place on Tuesday 28 February at Roundwood Park School, Harpenden, from 7pm to 9pm with doors opening at 6.30pm. It is being organised and attended by local NHS services, including Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust together with Hertfordshire County Council.
Local GPs will join NHS managers to update the public on plans under the Your Care, Your Future programme to increase tests, treatments and support for people with less complex care needs in community locations and ease pressure on hospitals.
There will be a particular focus on delivering a service that responds to health needs in St Albans and Harpenden. Health professionals are keen to hear about people’s experiences of accessing and using health and care services and will use feedback from the event to inform future planning. There will also be a short update on plans to modernise hospital provision but this is not the focus of this meeting.
Dr Daniel Carlton-Conway, local GP and Chair of St Albans and Harpenden locality for Herts Valleys CCG, says: “At a time when our NHS is under significant pressure, we remain committed to improving the care that people receive from our local NHS services. I hope that people will come along to this event to find out more and be part of the conversation about developing local health care services that meets people’s needs well into the future.”