Find out what’s happening in primary care in the north as virtual committee meets with members of the public


Primary care commissioners for the north of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent meet virtually soon  and members of the public are, for the first time, being invited to attend.
The North Staffordshire Primary Care Commissioning Committee meets from 9.30-11.30am on Tuesday June 8.
Lynn Millar, Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent’s Director of Primary Care said: “We are looking forward to having members of the public able to attend these meetings again although it will need to be over Microsoft Teams.
“The last 12 months have seen an enormous change in how we delivery primary care services from our GP practices. Primary care in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is actually busier than ever, with 22,000 more appointments carried out in April 2021 compared to April 2019.
“Our Primary Care Networks, to which all GP practices belong, have also been playing a leading role in the largest vaccination programme ever carried out. This will be one of the hot topics for discussion at the meeting, along with how we are recovering from the pandemic and the way our primary care workforce is changing and adapting to new challenge"
The North PCC covers the city of Stoke-on-Trent and the districts of Newcastle and the Staffordshire Moorlands.
Anyone who wishes to join needs to register by 5pm on Monday June 7 and they will be sent a link to join the meeting.