Bishop’s to Visit Cockermouth Health Centre- Tuesday 19th March
On Tuesday 19th March the surgery were host to a visit from local Church leaders who walked across West Cumbria from Workington to Cockermouth.
The Bishop of Carlisle, Rt Revd James Newcome is the lead bishop for NHS matter in the House of Lords so it was felt fitting to be able to host this event. He was accompanied by Rt Revd Dr Emma Ineson- Bishop of Penrith and Rt Revd Richard Teale- Cumbria Methodist District Chairman.
Around 30 people attended the event held at Cockermouth Health Centre, Bishop James spoke to the group about mental health issues and the current problems facing the younger community. Assistant head teacher, Steve Milledge from Cockermouth School also joined in the discussion updating the group with recent activities held at the school including a mental health first aid course for teachers and students. Members of our Patient Participation Group joined the meeting and invited younger patients to join in their patient group meetings in the future with the hope of bringing new ideas and suggestions.
The Bishop also spoke with a number of our GP’s who discussed the pressures faced in General Practice and the ongoing difficulty in recruiting new GPs in Cumbria.
The group were impressed with the surgery, facilities and services offered to our patients, spending time talking to our patients. The group then visited the hospital ward and chatted with the patients.
Published: Mar 27, 2019