NHS St Helens CCG has committed to delivering four events throughout the year under the name of ‘Talkfest’.

The aim is to continuously engage with the local community of St Helens, giving people the opportunity to share experiences, thoughts and ideas with the CCG, as well as giving the CCG with the opportunity to share information and messages and gain insight into the public and patients, which can feed into the development of local health and social care plans.

Each ‘Talkfest’ includes key focus areas for discussion, which are developed with senior management team at the CCG. This is the CCGs commitment to proactively engaging with the local population, as set out in the Communications and Engagement Strategy.

So far, we have had 2 Talkfest events in January and April.

Find out how we got on in January talking to the local community about antibiotic resistance and urgent care winter pressures.