Maggie Throup MP, Member of Parliament for Erewash, is pleased to announce details of her forthcoming public panel discussion regarding the future of Erewash’s health economy.

As residents will be aware, the recent news that Derbyshire faces a shortfall in excess of £80 million in its health budget for this financial year has caused deep concern across Erewash and has led to the circulation of a number of myths and rumours, many of which are unfounded.

The aim of this meeting is to clarify exactly what savings and changes are being considered and what potential impact these decisions may have on our services here in Erewash.

The public panel meeting will take place on THURSDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 2018 beginning at 6:30PM and last for a maximum of two hours. The venue for the meeting will be KIRK HALLAM COMMUNITY ACADEMY, GODFREY DRIVE, KIRK HALLAM, ILKESTON, DERBYSHIRE DE7 4HH.

Membership of the panel will include:

  • Dr Chris Clayton, Chief Executive Officer, NHS Erewash CCG        
  • Mr William Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Derbyshire Community Health Services
  • Mr Gavin Boyle, Chief Executive, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Avi Bhartia, Chairman & Clinical Lead, NHS Erewash CCG
  • Ms Vikki Taylor, Director, Derbyshire STP

The meeting, which Maggie will chair, will take the form of a “Question Time” style discussion, with each panel member having the opportunity to outline their role in the decision-making process and the proposed changes, followed by questions from the floor.

Please also note that whilst this will be a public meeting, residents will need to PRE-REGISTER THEIR ATTENDANCE on a first-come-first-served basis to ensure that the venue’s capacity is not exceeded.

Residents can either register for this event online by visiting or by telephoning Maggie’s Community Office on 0115 930 0521.

**Registration for this event is now open and will close at 5pm on Wednesday 19th September 2018.