Let’s get clinical at League of Friends AGM

Local GP urges people to find out more about clinical commissioning at a meeting of Axminster Hospital League of Friends this Friday.

A local GP is urging people to learn more about clinical commissioning and what this means for the future of healthcare at a meeting to be held in Axminster.

Dr Phil Taylor, of Axminster Medical Practice, is encouraging anyone interested in finding out more to attend a meeting of the Axminster Hospital League of Friends when it holds its annual meeting on Friday, June 15.

Dr Taylor said: “This year we are encouraging attendance from anyone who is interested in the future of healthcare in Axminster.

“The recent NHS and Social Care Act has placed decision making in the hands of clinicians in Clinical Commissioning Groups.

“It is vital that residents of Axminster and its surrounding area understand the system and a good attendance at this meeting will demonstrate that our community wants to be actively involved in shaping future healthcare provision.”

Three speakers will be attending the meeting, including Dr Simon Keer from Ottery St Mary and Tamara Powderly, the deputy locality director and Ian Tearle, who will be talking Axminster from a public health perspective.

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The meeting is open to the public and takes place at the Guildhall, in West Street, Axminster, at 6.30pm.