Wednesday 30 August 2017

The challenges facing our local NHS hospitals - top managers address public meeting

From Brent Patient Voice 

I’m writing to extend a warm invitation to a forthcoming BPV PUBLIC MEETING on 12 September at 7pm at the Learie Constantine Centre, Dudden Hill Lane, NW10 2ET. (Refreshments from 6.30pm.)

The topic will be a presentation on the challenges facing the London North West Healthcare NHS Trust (i.e. Northwick Park, Ealing, Central Middlesex and St Mark’s Hospitals). As you will be aware these challenges are daunting. The flow of thousands of patients through the doors does not decrease. While some highly commended clinical  services are being provided, waiting times in A&E and for some types of appointment are falling seriously short. In addition the Trust is required to close a deficit of around £49.5 million. We are fortunate to have secured two members of the top management team to tell us how the Trust is coping. They are Dr Nigel Stephens, Deputy Medical Director and leading cardiologist, and Simon Crawford, Director of Strategy. We are also asking a GP, Prof Paul Thomas, Editor-in-Chief of the London Journal of Primary Care, to comment on how links between hospitals and GPs can be improved to benefit patients.

After the presentations and an interactive discussion, we’ll move for the last half-hour to the BPV AGM, including elections.

We very much hope to see you there.

Robin Sharp
Chair Brent Patient Voice

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