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Past performance and future plans in spotlight at AGM

NHS Southwark CCG welcomed patients, residents, partners and stakeholders to our annual general meeting (AGM) on Thursday 29 September at Cambridge House, Camberwell.

The CCG is a membership organisation made up of the 41 general practices in Southwark. The role of the CCG is to plan, pay for (commission) and monitor most NHS-funded services available to patients in the borough.

At the AGM we looked back at our achievements from 2015-16 and members of the CCG leadership team outlined the CCG's priorities and plans for the next five years.

Chair Dr Jonty Heaversedge reflected on some of the challenges faced by the CCG over the course of the last year. He also spoke of how the continued and determined contribution of CCG staff and staff at partner organisations has enabled the CCG to make significant progress in delivering our plan for more integrated, high quality and accessible care to patients in Southwark.

He said:  "The current challenges we face in health and social care offer us an opportunity to improve the way we deliver services locally. This will only be possible through really strong partnership working - between the CCG and local authority, the organisations providing care to our residents (both in hospital and in the community), and of course with patients and carers - so that we can better understand how to help them feel more able to stay healthy."