The first community values panel

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Cambspboro arranged for30 local people from across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to join  a Community Values Panel set up by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG to have a say on funding local health services The panel met twice in the autumn of 2019 to help the CCG work out what’s important to local people. This report includes the outputs of the first panel meeting on 24 October in St Ives.

Twenty-six panellists on the day helped the CCG think about whether people should still be able to get over the counter medications on prescription. They heard from experts at the CCG who told them about:

  • The tough decisions the CCG has to make to reduce their £75 million debt. And how they are having a 'Big Conversation' with local people to help them think about this.
  • How the CCG spent £117 million on prescriptions in 2018. This includes £5.3 million on medicines that people could have bought without a prescription.
  • How £4.7million worth of unused medicines were returned last year. Once returned, they must be destroyed and cannot be used for other patients

The panel came up with values that were most and least important for them about access to over the counter medicines on prescription.

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General details

Report title 
The first community values panel
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Cambridgeshire
Healthwatch Peterborough
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 27 April, 2021
Date evidence capture began 
Thursday, 24 October, 2019
Date evidence capture finished 
Thursday, 24 October, 2019
Key themes 
Cost of services

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
Primary research method used 
Deliberative event
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
Community pharmacy
GP practice

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Not known
Not known
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.