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the BIG conversation

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Funding for healthcare across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is under pressure. More people are using our services, and NHS resources are limited, this includes staff and money. We want you to get involved so we can hear your thoughts about healthcare locally through the BIG conversation.

We are currently buying more services than we can afford with our current budget, which means we are overspending. This means we need to make some difficult decisions about the services we can afford to provide in the future. We have an annual budget of £1.3 billion to deliver healthcare services to 980,000 people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. This includes funding for hospitals, GP services, pharmacies, mental health services and much, much more.

The BIG conversation has been created to help us, the people who buy the healthcare services in your area, to understand what is most important to you, our local community.

We need to work together making sure we deliver good quality healthcare within the budget we have been allocated. This is why we have created these new opportunities to listen to your ideas about how we might make savings in the future, whilst protecting the services you value most.

Read more about the BIG conversation

To give you a full understanding about what the BIG conversation is, the difficult decisions we need to make as a CCG, and how we currently spend our money, have a look at one of documents below:

So how can you get involved?

We want to hear your thoughts about healthcare in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. It’s vital we find out more about the services you value most and listen to your ideas on how we might change the way people access and use healthcare services.

We want to listen to your experiences of using our local NHS services and hear about opportunities you have seen to change things. 

You can get involved in one of the following ways

  • Go straight to our online survey 
  • Fill in the paper copy of the questionnaire on the summary document and send it FREEPOST to Freepost Plus RSCR-GSGK-XSHK, BIG conversation, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG, Lockton House, Clarendon Road, Cambridge CB2 8FH by Friday 20 December 2019. You do not need a stamp
  • Come along to one of our public events listed below
  • Phone us on 01223 725317.

Public events

  • Peterborough 16 October, 1:30 – 3:00pmThe Fleet, Fleet Way, High St, Fletton, PE2 8DL.   
  • Cambridge 22 October, 6:00 – 7:30pmThe Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road, Cambridge, CB4 2LD. 
  • Huntingdon 29 October, 6:00 – 7:30pmThe George Hotel, George St, Huntingdon, PE29 3AB. 
  • Cambridge 31 October, 1:30 – 3:00pmCambridge Central Library, Lion Yard, Cambridge, CB2 3QD. 
  • Wisbech 7 November, 6:00 – 7:30pm. The Boathouse Business Centre, 1 Harbour Square, Wisbech, PE13 3BH.   
  • Cambourne 12 November, 6:00 – 7:30pm. The Hub, High St, Cambourne, CB23 6GW. 
  • Peterborough 21 November, 6:00 – 7:30pm. The Fleet, Fleet Way, High St, Fletton, PE2 8DL. 
  • Ely 26 November, 6:00 – 7:30pm.  The Cathedral Centre, Palace Green, Ely CB7 4EW. 
  • St Neots 28 November, 6:00 - 7.30pm. Priory Centre, Priory Lane, St Neots PE19 2BH.
  • March 10 December, 6:00 - 7:30pm. March Community Centre, 34 Station Road, March PE15 8LE.