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NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG invites local organisations to Commissioning Maze event

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning (CCG) group is inviting community organisations in Ryedale to play the Commissioning Maze and manage the local NHS budget.

The Commissioning Maze is a board game used to generate discussion about specific spending decisions made by NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG and is an opportunity for local groups to gain a greater understanding of the commissioning process.

Organisations who take part will be allocated a real-life NHS budget and as they play they will be faced with a number of scenarios covering topics such as public health, patient experience, innovation and prevention.

There will be a member of staff from the CCG on each table who will help teams make decisions and take notes; this feedback will be used to influence the CCG’s future commissioning priorities.

Derwent GP and NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG Governing Body member, Dr Chris Ives, said: “The CCG is always looking for ways to engage with the community; the Commissioning Maze is a good way to help people understand the limited budget we have and the difficult spending decisions we sometimes have to take.

“When we’ve played the game with community groups in the past, it’s generated fantastic discussions as they’ve grappled with different spending priorities and put forward their approach to a range of realistic NHS spending scenarios.

‘For me, the feedback we gather from these events is a key part of how we make decisions going forward and helps us develop as a commissioner of NHS services.” The event will be hosted at Malton and Norton Rugby Club on Wednesday 24 October from 6pm to 8pm, with a free pie and pea supper for everyone attending.

If your community organisation is interested in being involved and would like to bring along a team to the event, please get in touch and register your interest by Friday 12 October 2018 to alex.flowers@nhs.net.

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