Responding to the Covid-19 pandemic

The ‘Derbyshire Dialogue’ project has been set up to start a conversation with our population and those delivering and commissioning services. It was launched on 10 September 2020 to update people on our response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our local residents can tell us about their experience of services, what’s been helpful, what else they may have found useful, any particular highlights or problems and what matters most to them about health and care services. We feed all this information back to our commissioners and providers to build on strengths and work on any areas that require further development. 

The slides for the first session on 10 September 2020 can be found by clicking here.

The launch session consisted of 30 members of the general public and the session was led by: 

  • Dr Chris Clayton - Executive Officer and Chief Executive, Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (DDCCG)
  • Dr Avi Bhatia - Clinical Chair and Clinical Lead (DDCCG)
  • Brigid Stacey - Chief Nurse and Quality Officer (DDCCG)

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Derbyshire Dialogue future sessions

Our next conversation will be held on 7 October 2020 and will centre around mental health services across Derby and Derbyshire, the impact of Covid-19 on the mental health of the population generally and also specific areas, for example, people with learning disabilities. We will be discussing what has happened to the workforce who care for these people and how services have adapted to the enormous challenges we all currently face.

Our third conversation will be held on 14 October 2020 and will focus on primary care (our GP practices). We will discuss how appointments were/are being delivered and that while GP surgeries remained open, people could not always obtain face-to-face appointments. 

Conversations will start at 11am and finish at 12 noon. For more information, and to register, please use the link(s) below:

7 October - mental health services

14 October - GP services (primary care)

If you have any questions regarding Derbyshire Dialogue, or would like to make suggestions for future sessions, do please get in touch with us at: