Over 70 people attended our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 20 September at Somerdale Pavilion in Keynsham.
This year we were delighted that Cllr Keith Cunliffe, Deputy Leader of Wigan Council was able to join us. Keith talked about an approach adopted by Wigan Council and its health partners that has changed their relationship with residents to one where public services work together with communities to create a better borough. Launched in 2014, the Wigan Deal emphasises people’s responsibility to use services appropriately and keep healthy as well as law and policy-makers working more closely with communities. These principles have also been adopted across the health and care system as part of the Healthier Wigan Partnership to improve health standards and reduce demand on services.
Senior leaders from the Council, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, Virgin Care participated in a panel responding to Cllr Cunliffe’s presentation and responding to questions from the audience. They were joined by Sarah Shatwell of Developing Health and Independence (DHI).
The full Q&As will be published here by 10 October. Below you will find the agenda and slide deck.