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Cross Border Health Arrangements – Have your say

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The Welsh Affairs Committee are inviting people to have their say and share their experiences of cross border health care between England and Wales. The Committee would like to hear from anyone who lives in England or Wales, but uses health services across the border.

There are two ways to get involved and share your experiences. You can submit your response through an online forum set up by the Welsh Affairs Committee. The forum will run until 1st December 2014. The link is here.

Alternatively you can attend one of two meetings being held in Newtown and Hereford on 24th November 2014:

  • The first meeting will be held in Newtown, 10am-12.30pm, with residents of Wales who use healthcare services in England.
  • The second meeting will be held in Hereford, 2.30pm-4.30pm, for residents of England who access healthcare services in Wales.

Karen Calder, Shropshire Council Cabinet member for health and chair of the Health and Wellbeing board, said:

“There are plenty of people in Shropshire, particularly along the Marches border, who regularly use healthcare services in Wales. This is a great opportunity for them to share their experiences and help shape the way cross border healthcare operates in the future. The slight variations in policy between NHS England and NHS Wales can alter how those services are used by people and means their experiences of accessing healthcare depends to some extent on which side of the border you are from.”

To register for a place at the event please contact Parliamentary Outreach at: parliamentaryoutreach@parliament.uk or 0207 219 1650.