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North Tawton Bulletin Issue 4 – NHS England

North Tawton Bulletin Issue 4 community update from NHS England delivers the latest news for GP services in and around North Tawton.

This latest bulletin update provides full details of NHS England survey launch to inform long-term GP services contract for North Tawton area.

NHS England survey for North Tawton, Sampford Courtenay, Bondleigh, Honeychurch, and surrounding area, runs from 1 June to 30 June 2015.

However, people who are not registered with North Tawton Medical Surgery may still take part. If you would like to provide your views, please:

Go online: engage.england.nhs.uk

Or, pick up a copy of the survey to complete and return.

Download the latest North Tawton bulletin issue 4:

North-Tawton-Bulletin-Issue-4-NHS-England.pdf

NHS England is beginning to consider the potential shape of GP services for the longer term.

This is a good opportunity to look anew at what is need locally and to consider the best way of meeting those needs.

Hence, this survey is a positive starting point to find out more about key issues, such as:

How people in and around North Tawton use GP services at the moment.

What people may require in the future.

Surgery opening hours.

Travel arrangements.

Accessibility.

The aim is to develop a service specification by early August, so expressions of interest can be sought.

Anyone interested in getting involved can contact NHS England’s contract manager Caroline Stead:

Email: caroline.stead@nhs.net

Tel: 0113 824 8961

Or, if you prefer, you can also discuss any of these survey issues with a member of the Patient Engagement group:

For North Tawton residents, please contact Sue Knott 01937 82393 or Keith Badman 01837 82701.

If you live in the surrounding parishes, including Bondleigh, Honeychurch, Sampford Courtenay and Coldridge, please contact Bill Dean 01837 82168.

North Tawton Patient Engagement group will play a key role. Indeed, members have already worked with NHS England on the survey questions.

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