North Yorkshire residents are being given the chance to tell the county council and its partners in healthcare provision what the big issues are that affect people’s health and wellbeing in the county.
The council and its partners are compiling a new joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA) which identifies health priorities in the area.
The JSNA brings together local authorities, the voluntary sector, service users and NHS partners to gather information about current and future health, care and well-being needs. This is used to help get service planning and commissioning right by identifying groups where support services are not adequate and areas that are doing better or worse than others.
North Yorkshire’s first JSNA was published in 2008, with updates in 2009 and 2010. However members of the public are being invited to influence the new JSNA, which will be published next June, either by attending one of a series of meetings or by telling the council of their priorities using the form on the website.
These half-day events will offer people the chance to discuss the county’s health priorities by highlighting the big issues of concern, why they are of concern and possible solutions.
County Councillor Clare Wood, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Health and Adult Services said:
This is a crucial opportunity for people in North Yorkshire to influence the shape of our future health services and we therefore urge residents to attend these meetings or write to us and let us know what the issues are and what they think our priorities should be.
Joint Stretegic Needs Assessment meetings will be held in:
Ryedale: Friday, 9 December, 12.30pm-4pm, Malton & Norton RFU, Rugby Club, The Gannock, Old Malton Road, Malton, YO17 7EY;
Richmondshire: Wednesday, 14 December, 12.30am-4pm, Holiday Inn Darlington (formerly the Scotch Corner Hotel), junction of A1/A66 Scotch Corner, nr Richmond, DL10 6NR;
Scarborough: Thursday, 15 December, 12.30pm-4pm, Downe Arms Hotel, Main Road, Wykeham, Nr Scarborough,YO13 9QB; and
Selby: Friday, 16 December, 9.30am-1pm, Selby Community Centre Portholme Road, Selby, YO8 4QQ.
Harrogate: – Monday 9th January – 09:30-13:00 Cedar Court Hotel, Park Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5AH
Anyone wishing to attend a meeting should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tina Handley on 01609 532535.
Harrogate Meeting Event