On Wednesday 1st March in Scunthorpe, patients will have the chance to speak to local Dermatology providers Virgin Care about their plans to develop the service over the next three years.
Plans include the introduction of Teledermatology which will enable many initial assessments of skin conditions and diagnoses to be made in community settings without a visit to hospital. Virgin Care has been providing Dermatology services in North Lincolnshire since 2012 and has now been awarded the contract for a further 3 years from the 1st April 2017.
Virgin Care will be taking part in NHS North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s Health Matters 5 event which is taking place at the Bath’s Hall, Scunthorpe, on March 1st between 1pm and 4.30pm.
Health Matters 5 will also feature updates about the local STP and what it means for North Lincolnshire as well as workshops about Mental Health, medicines, self-care and prescriptions, thinking differently about how we use primary care services (such as GPs and practice nurses) and a challenging discussion about improving outcomes from certain surgical procedures by asking people to improve their health by stopping smoking, reducing weight and increasing exercise before they have surgery.
There will be a market place with stands where you can find out about a wide range of service developments and let us know what you think as well as a patient experience “sofa zone” where you can share your own experiences of local care.
For people who are unable to attend during the day, there will be a ‘Bite-sized’ version of the event on Tuesday March 7th, 6pm to 8pm at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.
Please let us know if you would like to attend by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or ringing Janet Gaiger on 0300 3000 567.