PEOPLE living in Tenbury will have a chance to have their say on local health care.

The Care Quality Commission is inspecting the work of the Worcestershire NHS Health and Care Trust and a series of focus groups are being run to get feedback.

The watchdog is keen to talk specifically with carers as part of the inspection process. The objective will be to hear about the care and support relatives experienced.

It will be run as a group conversation with everyone getting the chance to speak if they so wish and all feedback will be anonymous.

Local people are able to comment directly to the Commission.

The Health and Care Trust offer a range of services as well as mental health support, managing the network of district nurses and runs the popular community hospitals.

“The Care Quality Commission is due to report on the progress made by the Acute Trust shortly and this is an opportunity for local people, and in particular, carers, to have their say on the way care is delivered and local services are run by the Health and Care Trust,” said Harriett Baldwin, whose West Worcestershire constituency includes Tenbury.

“I know from my own case work that there are good stories to tell and it is important to share any positive feedback, but I have also seen instances where there are areas for improvement – particularly in the way mental health is delivered and the time is takes to get help,” said Harriett Baldwin MP, whose West Worcestershire constituency includes Tenbury.

“This is an important chance for local people to have their say and I hope that they will take the time to get involved and share their views.”