Health leaders in North Derbyshire thank public

Dr Richard Bull GP
Dr Richard Bull GP
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Health leaders have thanked Dronfield residents for backing a project to improve community spirit in the town.

Nearly 30 people attended the first meeting of the Dronfield 2gether movement in the town’s Civic Centre last month and a second meeting is now planned.

The event was organised by NHS North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group, which represents 38 GP practices and plans and buys healthcare for more than 288,000 people.

The Dronfield 2gether scheme aims to build a better, happier and healthier town by harnessing the goodwill of community organisations, young people and residents.

Dr Richard Bull, Dronfield GP and deputy chairman of the commissioning group, said: “The aim of Dronfield 2gether is to grow and strengthen our local community to make it a happier and healthier place to live.

“Our first meeting focused on what community spirit means to people, whether it exists already in Dronfield and, if so, how it can be developed further. We also took a look at what’s worked in other areas and how it might work here.

“I was delighted by the turnout and the fact there was general agreement that Dronfield 2gether had real merit and had developed some early momentum.

“Now, I’m hoping for an even better attendance at our next meeting, especially from young people as they are the future of our community.”

n The next meeting is to be held in Dronfield Civic Centre on Thursday, February 13, from 6pm to 8pm.