Be a commissioner event – Difficult Decisions

Commissioners from the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have the task of “buying” health services for local populations on behalf of the NHS. It means constantly having to make difficult decisions that benefit patients and are consistent with national and local priorities while keeping services affordable.

A series of interactive workshops are to be held to give people an opportunity to experience how these decisions are made, and input in how the CCGs will make these difficult decisions in the future.

The events have been carefully devised to be as realistic as possible without participants needing to have expert knowledge or clinical qualifications.

People will be able to take part in an exercise of prioritising a set of example services and consider what factors are important to them during the exercise. Each of the sessions is expected to last around two hours and will be held across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent as follows:

Date Venue Time
29 January 2020 Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek,

ST13 6AD

6.15pm – 8.15pm
3 February 2020 Aquarius Ballroom, Hednesford, WS12 1BT 6.00pm – 8.00pm
6 February 2020 Branston Golf Club, Burton,

DE14 3DP

6.00pm – 8.00pm
11 February 2020 Entrust, Stafford, ST16 3TH 6.00pm – 8.00pm
12 February 2020 South Staffs District Council, Codsall, WV8 1PX 1.30pm – 3.30pm
24 February 2020 George Hotel, Lichfield, WS13 6PR 6.00pm – 8.00pm
26 February 2020 Bridge Centre, Stoke-on-Trent,


6.00pm – 8.00pm


Please reserve your place on one of the events online here or
call 01785 854482.

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