Peter Deck of Pewsey Patients Participation Group responds to Nick Maurice
I have read Dr Maurice's letter and support his proposal to have a community debate on how to improve the provision of local medical services. It seems to me that now is an ideal opportunity with radical changes being made to the way medical services are managed and commissioned (GWH new area managers and consortia instead of PCTs) and that those involved should have a clear idea of public opinion concerning health matters.
Dr Maurice refers to Marlborough but includes 'others' who, I believe, should include those living in the whole catchment area of Savernake Hospital which should be a pivotal provider for this eastern part of Wiltshire.
Pewsey Patients Participation Group