GPs set for new role

MANSFIELD and Ashfield GPs will be shaping future health services in the area under controversial Government proposals.

Primary Care Trusts are to be replaced by local groups of doctors and other health professionals, which will be known as Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

The CCG responsible for planning and buying services for this area was initially set up as Highpoint Health, but has now changed its name to Mansfield and Ashfield NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.

For more information on the changes contact Julie Andrews on julie.andrews@nottspct.nhs.uk or call Mansfield 673329.