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Your views sought in Newton Abbot

People’s views on a wide range of urgent care services will be sought in Newton Abbot.

Members of South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be joined in the town by representatives from Healthwatch Devon and the NHS 111 helpline service to meet the public and listen to their experiences.

They are keen to hear about people’s thoughts on A&E at Torbay Hospital, whether they use 111, how much they value Newton Abbot Minor Injuries Unit, how easily they can see their GP, and their views on the out-of-hours Devon Doctors services.

Paul Baker, CCG deputy director of commissioning, said: “We want to talk to people about what choices they make for themselves and their family in times of sudden illness or injury, and how their decision changes depending on whether it is day or night, weekday or weekend.

“We want to know if they have had any particular difficulty in accessing the service they originally aimed for and whether there have been any notable delays or examples of good service they want to tell us about.

“We also want to promote NHS 111, find out whether people are even aware of 111, if they have used it, and how it worked out for them.”

The organisations will be hosting a market stall in Newton Abbot on Wednesday 8 October.