Glossop MP Ruth George to host NHS Question Time

High Peak MP Ruth George has organised a public meeting with health chiefs to celebrate 70 years of the NHS – and to let Glossopdale people have their say on local services.

Ruth said: “The 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS is a cause for celebration of the organisation and especially the people who work in it.

“I’ve asked the people in charge of our local NHS services to set out what’s happening to services in Glossopdale.

“We always want to see our NHS improving and the best way to do that is for patients and their carers to set out their experiences – good and bad – and suggestions for what’s needed.

“The current changes to our health services can be worrying, but there are also some good news stories about improved services which I know our panel look forward to setting out.

“I’m delighted that our panellists include representatives of local GPs, the Clinical Commissioning Group, ambulance service, Mental Health provision and the ground-breaking ‘social prescribing’ that has been piloted in Glossop.

“Please do come along if you have any comments on local health services, experiences – good or bad – or suggestions for what’s needed.

“To celebrate 70 years of our NHS I’m providing drinks and a buffet.”

The meeting is on Thursday 5 July at the old building of Glossopdale Community College on Talbot Road, Glossop

NHS staff with questions who do not wish to be named publicly can email questions to be asked anonymously on the night to



To mark the 70th anniversary a buffet is being serviced from 7pm and later on there will be a presentation to High Peak Community Arts as part of the #NHS70 awards in recognition for the work they do locally, particularly in helping people with mental health concerns.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Alan Dow (Glossop & Tameside CCG)
  • Val Cochrane – Community Paramedic
  • Tom Maloney (Operational Manager—NWAS)
  • Guy Wilkinson (Manor House Surgery)
  • Sophie Glinka (Head of Social Prescribing, The Bureau)
  • Elaine Richardson or Jessica Williams (Tameside & Glossop CCG)
  • Dr Henry Ticehurst, Medical Director, Pennine Care


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