Health summit to discuss A&E downgrade

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A review of healthcare in Milton Keynes, which could see A&E significantly downgraded at MK Hospital, will be discussed at a public meeting next month.

Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (MKCCG), which oversees healthcare across the city, will hold its participation forum on Tuesday, December 9 from 5.30-8.30pm at The Church of Christ the Cornerstone, Saxon Gate.

Dr Nicola Smith, chair and lead clinician of MKCCG, said: “We have underlined the importance of engaging with the public from the start of the Healthcare Review and the participation forums have been central to gaining vital patient and carer feedback.

“It’s important to clarify that no decisions have been made and there is still plenty of time for local people to influence the review. The seventh participation forum will give attendees a better understanding of what will happen and when from now on, and how the people of Milton Keynes will be consulted on the options before any decisions are made.

“At this forum we will be presenting an update on the review and we’ll outline the process for what the next stages will be. We still have a significant way to go before we can be sure we have identified what needs to be done to deliver a more efficient and effective healthcare system in the future for the people of Milton Keynes.”

To register to attend go online to www.shapingmkhealth.co.uk/get-involved-/event-registration/ or call 01908 278738.