Dermatology service review: Get the patient voice heard and share your experiences

There is an earlier post on this subject (see this link)

http://friendsofcdhc.co.uk/2013/12/a-message-from-diane-gilmour-programme-manager-for-planned-care-re-sussex-community-dermatology-service-scds/

and is an appeal to anyone, (or knows of someone who could help), who has had experience of  an NHS service or received care in the local area for a dermatological condition to provide their feedback to assist in future planning of the service.

The full message reads as follows:

The local NHS is looking for patients to help review dermatology services (skin and its diseases). If you have used an NHS service or received care in the local area for a dermatological condition you can help us to shape the future of this service for our community, just by sharing your experiences and feedback with Horsham and Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (which plans, buys and monitors NHS services).

Sussex Community Dermatology Service currently see about 85% of all dermatology patients and conditions. This service has been in place for four years, with the contract due to expire in March 2014. The CCG is considering the next steps for the community dermatology service and is reviewing the service specification.

We are looking for at least one resident from our CCG area who has recently used or is using the service, to share their views and offer a patient perspective on the service now and in the future. This will involve offering your views on the current service and helping us to identify potential areas for improvement. This can be done virtually, face to face, via the phone or a combination of the three.

If you are interested in supporting the NHS with this important area of work, please contact Diane Gilmour, Programme Manager for Planned Care, at [email protected] or 01293 600300 ext 3076

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