People in and around Palmerston North with lived experience of disability are wanted for a workshop on general practice and primary health services.

Central PHO, trading as THINK Hauora, is holding a workshop to hear from local people to get a better understanding of how they experience primary health care and what people would want services to be like in the future.

Discussions will cover the different ways people get in contact with general practices, the types of health professionals people see, different ways of meeting and holding conversations, and where people go to get good information.

Your conversations will feed into a national project by GPNZ to help identify and remove barriers to health services and to develop more customer-friendly services around the country.

For this workshop, THINK Hauora will focus on gathering the views of people with lived experience of disabilities. We welcome the attendance of caregivers and family members who want to support people participating in the workshop.  Please be aware, anyone attending must be comfortable talking about their views and experiences in a group setting – and all views are welcome and respected. The session is limited to 20 people.

The workshop will be held at
10am-12noon, Thursday 12 September, Enable Conference Room, 585 Main Street Palmerston North

If you are interested in attending please contact Megan Fowlie, Communications Advisor, THINK Hauora,, phone 021 575 298. A NZSL Interpreter has been booked for this event.