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Health care provision on agenda at Loton and Tern LJC meeting on 6 November

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The next meeting of the Loton and Tern LJC (Local Joint Committee) is on Thursday 6 November 2014 at 7.30pm at Astley Village Hall, where the public can hear more about the latest news on hospital and health care changes in Shropshire.

Dr Caron Morton from Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be giving a presentation on the Future Fit consultations, and providing an update on the latest news on the programme.  Committee members and residents will have the chance to ask questions about the plans, which include reviews of where Accident and Emergency services will be located, along with clinics and specialist services.

Councillor David Roberts, chairman of the LJC, commented:

“The location of emergency services at Shropshire’s hospitals is a very significant issue for our residents, and we’re pleased to have Dr Morton attend our meeting and provide us with an update on the latest proposals for the county.  At previous meetings people have expressed concerns that residents living in rural areas will have to travel longer distances to access medical appointments and emergency care, and I’m sure these issues will be discussed again at our meeting.”

The meeting will also receive a presentation on plans to review the LJC boundaries in the Shrewsbury area; receive updates on news and events from the parish councils; and there will be an opportunity for the public to ask councillors questions about local issues.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

For more details please contact Mathew Mead, community enablement officer: mathew.mead@shropshire.gov.uk or ring 01743 252534.