VIDEO: See what health and social care services are available in Skegness

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Services provided locally by the NHS, social care and the voluntary sector are the focus of a networking event being held in Skegness today.

The Skagness Standard has broadcast live from the event this morning, which features a wide range of support for members of the public that many are unaware of.

Kerry Parkinson, of Lincolnshire East CCG, at the health and social care networking event in Skegness. ANL-170322-145224001

Kerry Parkinson, of Lincolnshire East CCG, at the health and social care networking event in Skegness. ANL-170322-145224001

Kerry Parkinson, of Lincolnshire East CCG, said: “We are keen to promote local services, particularly health, social care and the voluntary sector, to residents of Skegness and surrounding areas.

“A range of organisations will be attending our event to promote their own services and we hope that it will be a good networking opportunity for them, as well as providing the chance for residents to understand what we do.”

In the future there is likely to be greater focus on providing more care closer to home, alongside services that are better joined up and can help address issues such as bad patient experiences, due to high demand and stretched resources, and fragmented community support.

Kerry said: “Focusing on bringing together all of the various specialties so that we can care for people closer to home will ultimately help avoid unnecessary hospital stays and re-admissions.

We are keen to promote local services, particularly health, social care and the voluntary sector, to residents of Skegness and surrounding areas.

Kerry Parkinson, of Lincolnshire East CCG

“As a CCG we want to do what we can to help coordinate the best possible care for patients, and we are encouraging the public and organisations alike to attend our networking event.”

The event is open to members of the public and continues unti 4pm, with networking opportunities available after that.

Services provided locally by the NHS will be promoted at a networking event at the Embassy Centre in Skegness. ANL-170322-083805001

Services provided locally by the NHS will be promoted at a networking event at the Embassy Centre in Skegness. ANL-170322-083805001