In light of recent media attention around the transparency of the country's Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP), Brent Council in partnership with Brent CCG, and NHS providers in the borough are determined to open up the whole process for our residents. We have been consulting with local people on what matters to them and what needs improving with our health and social care services.
The first event, a public meeting style consultation, took place at Brent Civic Centre and gave residents the chance to ask questions and contribute ideas based on Brent's five delivery areas.
The two hour long meeting was well attended and positive feedback was received. To reach residents further, Cllr Hirani with support from Council Leader, Cllr Muhammed Butt; Brent CCG Chair Dr Ethie Kong; and Healthwatch, went to Asda in Wembley, Kingsbury Station and Central Middlesex Hospital this week to explain the STP to local people and get their ideas.
Cllr Hirani said: "Our Brent STP will be the most engaging and transparent plan in the country. We are the first Council to take the STP out to the streets so that residents can have a clear say on their priorities. We need better holistic mental health services and more focus on prevention in our health service and Councils have a duty to get involved to get the best deal for their residents."
Dr Ethie Kong, Chair of Brent CCG said: "Travelling across the borough has been a fantastic opportunity to engage with local residents and listen to a diverse range of views about our Brent STP. We are committed to working with the public to deliver an NHS that fits residents' needs, and will continue with this listening process moving forward."
What do you think? There is still time to give us your feedback. Directly at https://healthiernwlondon.commonplace.is or post your suggestions to: Corporate Communications, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, London HA9 0FJ.