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Teignmouth engagement 2018

Teignmouth engagement: 30 April to 8 June 2018

Engagement feedback

Earlier this year (30 April to 8 June), South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), supported by local GPs, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust and Volunteering in Health asked people in Teignmouth, Dawlish and the surrounding area for views on ideas designed to ensure health services can meet future needs.

In particular, we were seeking views on GP practices in Teignmouth co-locating in a new purpose built health and wellbeing centre where they could be joined by other services and representation of the voluntary sector.

Many people supported this idea although differing views were expressed about where any centre should be. Most of those who responded to the survey stressed the importance of a centre being accessible by foot, public transport and car. They also felt it should be central to Teignmouth and fit in with the local environment.​

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Feedback report

The views expressed during this period are summarised in a feedback report​ published 14 September.

Representatives of the Coastal Engagement Group – which included patient participation groups, the voluntary sector, Teignmouth Hospital League of Friends and the town council – worked with the CCG and the Trust to ensure that the report is a fair and accurate reflection of what people said.

The report was also discussed at a meeting of the Coastal Engagement Group which endorsed it as an accurate summary of what people said.

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News release

Click here​ to see the news release issues by the CCG to accompany the feedback report.

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The feedback

Listed below is the information gathered during the six week engagement. Click on each link to see the detail.​

Teignmouth Engagement Feedback Report

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What happens next​

The feedback gained has been informing the development of proposals for change. The CCG has said it is committed to consulting on reversing its 2014/15 decision to establish 12 rehabilitation beds at Teignmouth Hospital, which have not been needed in recent years. If it is decided to propose a move of theatre and outpatient clinics out of Teignmouth, then consultation on these issues would also be undertaken by the CCG. Teignmouth’s three GP practices would consult with their patients about co-locating on a new site in Teignmouth.

Teignbridge District Council has said that a health and wellbeing centre could be included in their planned development of Brunswick Street, a suggestion made by more than 100 people during the engagement.

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Engagement information

You can see the information made available during the engagement period by selecting any of the links on the left of this page.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​