Share your views about proposed changes to health services in Kirklees

November 16, 2016

The Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in North Kirklees and Greater Huddersfield want to hear your views about proposed changes to health services, the possible changes the CCGs want to talk to you about are called “Talk Health”.

What is Talk Health?

Until Sunday 27th November the CCGs are seeking your views about the following proposals:

  • Stopping the routine prescribing of products that are available in shops and pharmacies eg sun cream and multivitamins
  • Stopping the routine prescribing of gluten-free foods
  • Changing the criteria for individual funding requests
  • Prescribing generic (un-branded) medicines rather than the more expensive branded products.

Why is it important that you share your views?

Health services throughout Kirklees are under increasing demands, pressure and rising costs.  The CCGs would like your views upon their ideas and how to use their budget in a different way.  This may mean some difficult conversations and decisions about future health services in Kirklees, however it is important you share your views as this helps shape future services throughout our local area.

Healthwatch Kirklees Director Rory Deighton said

“This is a really important conversation and it’s critical that these significant proposals are understood by as many people as possible. We’d urge you to spend time looking at the proposals, and filling in the surveys. If anyone needs anything explaining, Healthwatch are happy to help.”

To see the “Talk Health” information please click here:

To share your views please click here:


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