It was a pleasure to welcome our 2 special visitors;
Andrea Reece from Healthwatch Barnet – Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Colette Wood – Director of Integration Barnet (NHS North Central London ICB – 93C ) – Email email@example.com
I invited both Andrea and Colette to talk to us a little more about the new Integrated Care System and to give you an opportunity to ask any questions.
We had a very good meeting with very interesting questions and responses, and I also like to thank our Trustee Dr Angela Parker a recently retired GP after 35 years who affirmed the challenges GPs have to face daily since all the changes and how they now hate their job.
Dr Angela has provided us with the following link https://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/clinical-policy/older-people/frailty/frailty-risk-identification/
You will also be able to open further links for further reading to understand how GP practices will be affected in this process.
I know that a few of you spoke about your experiences with surgeries and receptionists etc.. and Andrea informed us at the meeting that she would be happy to hear about your experiences good and bad and Andrea will try to put right any bad practices. Our feedback therefore is important to make changes for the better. You can either email Andrea directly yourself or if you would prefer to stay anonymous, you could email me and I will email Andrea without providing your personal details.
I will be emailing both Andrea and Colette to thank them for attending our meeting and invite them again to join us later in the autumn when we can hopefully be provided with more details about how the changes are progressing.