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Music and sculpture will take the stage at NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Annual General Meeting.

The CCG is delighted to invite people in Hull to join them in a celebration of a year in healthcare. The event marks the CCG’s fourth year in local healthcare and will take place at the Guildhall, Alfred Gelder Street in Hull on Wednesday 28 June.

As an organisation the CCG is passionate about improving health and wellbeing in the city. The AGM is an opportunity to share some defining moments from the last year and explore how the CCG has involved local people and partners in creating a healthier Hull.

Some of this year’s biggest achievements include; a new urgent care facility, an innovative mental health project supporting children and young people and a maternal smoking campaign, encouraging local women to quit while pregnant.

Attendees will also discover how local health services have embraced the arts and worked with The City of Culture to help improve the wellbeing of our city.

Visitors on the day will be able to join in with the help of professional boxer, Tommy Coyle, a champion of the importance of healthy eating and fitness for young people.

Shortly before the formal AGM begins, local people can enjoy art and sculpture created by community groups and and a special performance of the official City of Culture song by local band, The Underground Owls.

The band, formed by local college students, created the song as a nod to Hull2017. BBC Radio 1 picked the track up and it has been so popular the band decided to release it as a single.

Later, audience members will be given a chance to take part in ‘Question Time’, when Emma Latimer, CCG Chief Officer, and Dr Dan Roper, CCG Chair, along with other CCG Board members will take questions about local healthcare.

The format for the AGM is as follows:

5.30 – 6.20pm – CCG Exhibition, buffet and refreshments
Join CCG staff, Healthier Hull Community Groups and some of our Hull 2020 Champion projects for light refreshments in our exhibition area.

6.20pm – Musical interlude
Local band, the Underground Owls, launch our AGM with a performance of the official Hull 2017 City of Culture song.

6.30pm – 7.30pm – Formal AGM Session
The formal part of the AGM, including CCG accounts for 2016-17 and an overview from Emma Latimer, the Chief Officer.

7.40pm – 8.30pm – Question Time
Our ‘Question Time’ session will give audience members a chance to put their questions to CCG Board Members.

Attendees will need to book their place(s) before the event. This can be done through the Eventbrite link here:

Dr Dan Roper, CCG Chair, said:

“We hope that people will want to join us at this important event for the CCG. It is an opportunity for us to meet the people we commission services for, as well as sharing the work we do with our valued partners and colleagues.

“Right now there’s a palpable air of pride in Hull. People are getting out, exploring and connecting with the city in whole new ways.

“When we see the staggering numbers of people visiting events, we can start to build a picture of how culture helps local residents to get out, move more and embrace the world around them.

“Obviously, we’ve long known about the health benefits of exercise, but mindfulness, connecting with friends and enjoying new experiences have all been proven to have a positive impact on our mental health too.

“This year’s AGM stands to be as interesting as always, with a welcomed cultural twist.”

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