Consultation is done when a significant change to a health service is planned. A significant change is one that will have a substantial effect on:

  • Access (eg. reduction or increase in service due to change of location or opening times)

  • Wider community (eg. economic impact, transport, regeneration)

  • Patients or users (either current or future)

  • Service delivery (eg. methods of delivery or relocation of services)

The outcome of a formal consultation must be reported to our Governing Body in public, together with the feedback received, and we must show how this has been taken into account in any recommendations and decision-making.

Current consultations

Providing Primary Care Services to the Patients of Fairstead

Vida Healthcare's public consultation on the provision of primary care (GP) services to patients in Fairstead, King’s Lynn will run from 30 May 2019 to 30 August 2019.

It is being run by Healthwatch Norfolk, an independent champion for patients and service users in Norfolk, and is supported by NHS West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group.

The consultation document can be found online here:

You can have your say by completing the consultation survey, or by attending one of three public workshops, which will be chaired by Healthwatch Norfolk.  

Dates and locations of the public workshops:

  • Tuesday 11 June, 10:30-12:00, Fairstead Community Centre
  • Tuesday 9 July, 10:30-12:00, Fairstead Community Centre
  • Wednesday 14 August 18:30-21:00, Knight's Hill Hotel, South Wootton

A separate workshop will be organised for local members of the deaf community, which will take place in July.

The survey can be completed online via the Healthwatch Norfolk website. People may choose to give feedback anonymously if they wish.

Alternatively, paper copies can be picked up at premises in the local area, including Fairstead Surgery, Well Pharmacy, and surrounding shops on the Fairstead estate.   


Proposal to merge the 5 CCGs in Norfolk and Waveney

The five Clinical Commissioning Groups in Norfolk and Waveney are considering coming together into one merged CCG. We have considered this very carefully and believe there are very clear advantages to our patient population, member practices, partners, and to our staff.

It is proposed to apply for merger this autumn, with the intention of becoming NHS Norfolk and Waveney CCG by April of next year.

If this proceeds, the CCGs’ Governing Bodies say it is vital to safeguard our strengths, with locally-focussed commissioning of health services and strong leadership and guidance from doctors and nurses.

What do you think?

Please have your say:

The survey is open until September 6th 2019

To view the consultation document please click here


 View completed consultations