Health & Care Forum Ottery St Mary & District (OSM H&CF)
is one of several Fora throughout East Devon.
The Ottery Forum includes representatives from the Parishes and villages in the catchment area of the Coleridge Medical Centre and Ottery St Mary Hospital .
Its members include members of the hospital staff (Manager, Matron), Councillors or Clerks, District and County Councillor, Police, Churches, plus representatives of a number of local organisations with an interest in health and care matters.
Meetings are held quarterly and one or more speakers are usually invited to update members on current, urgent or evolving issues especially, but not exclusively, in health and social care.
Forum meetings provide opportunities for information exchange and support through sharing information between members, so they in turn can pass on this knowledge to other residents of the area – often through the parish newsletters.
In another role, the Forum can be a voice for residents’ concerns, taking issues that local people have identified as problems and placing these before the relevant powers in the NHS and Social Services .
We welcome contact from local residents either through their Parish Council or by e-mail or telephone to the Forum’s Chairman.
The Ottery St Mary and District Health and Care Forum endeavours to maintain contact with all other Fora for information exchange and up-date on issues arising in other areas of East Devon, which may be of mutual interest/concern