First public meeting of new south-east Hampshire health panel

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DOCTORS who are set to become the main commissioners of health services across south-east Hampshire are to hold the first meeting of their governing body.

The South Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (SEH CCG) will be holding its first public meeting.

From April next year the group will be responsible for providing health services for residents in an area which extends along the A3 corridor from Hayling Island to Bordon.

They will be replacing current commissioners – primary care trusts – which will be abolished as the CCGs take over.

At the same time public health staff employed by PCTs will transfer over to local authorities.

Dr Ruth Milton, the director of public health for NHS Hampshire, will speak at the CCG meeting about how that transition process is working in the county.

Dr Barbara Rushton, chairman of the SEH CCG, said: ‘This will be the first meeting of our governing body and we are holding it in public, so obviously anyone is more than welcome to come along and watch what is going on.’

Other items on the agenda including the CCG’s organisational development plan, operating plan and its draft budget.

The meeting takes place at the Parish Centre, Church of the Sacred Heart, in London Road, Waterlooville, from 3pm to 5pm on Wednesday.