Your Health, Your Voice – 20 March 2018

(1) Public health in B&NES

• What is health and what needs to be done to achieve a healthy society?
• Health improvement projects – some examples
• Discussion:
– What do you think the wider causes of ill health are?
– How can we reduce health inequalities in B&NES?

Dr Bruce Laurence
Director of Public Health, B&NES Council


(2) The future of Primary Care

  • Update on plans for Improving Access to General Practice and when we will see these changes.
  • Heart of Bath merger and Number 18 closure.
  • Overview of different methods and tools being trialled for managing patient enquiries and appointments in B&NES.

James Childs-Evans
Senior Commissioning Manager for Primary Care