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Find out what’s happening in primary care as virtual committee meets with members of the public

Primary care commissioners for the south of Staffordshire meet virtually next week and members of the public are, for the first time, being invited to attend the online meeting.

The South Staffordshire Primary Care Commissioning Committee meets from 9.30-11.30am on Thursday May 27.

Lynn Millar, Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent’s Director of Primary Care, said: “These meetings have always been held in public but have had to become virtual because of COVID. It’s now possible for the public to attend again via Microsoft Teams and we look forward to welcoming them.

“The last 12 months have seen an enormous change in how we deliver primary care services from our GP practices. Primary care in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is busier than ever, with 22,000 more appointments carried out in April 2021 compared to April 2019.

“In addition our GP practices, through our Primary Care Networks, are responsible for delivering the majority of COVID vaccinations so there is a massive amount of activity taking place.”

The Staffordshire South PCCC covers the districts of Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, South Staffordshire, Stafford and Tamworth.

The meeting in May will include a focus on the final financial position for 20/21 and an update on the Primary Care Delegated Commissioning Budget for the first half of 21/22.

Anyone who wishes to join needs to register by 5pm on Wednesday May 26 and they will be sent a link to join the virtual meeting.