Patients and staff are urged to share their views on community services at a drop-in session in Whitchurch today.

Organised by the Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the session is one of a number that will feed into a review of existing community services including Minor Injury Units (MIU), Diagnostic, Assessment and Access to Rehabilitation and Treatment (DAART) services and community beds.

It takes place at Whitchurch Community Hospital between 9am and midday.

Dr Finola Lynch, a local GP and Shropshire CCG clinical lead for the community services review, said: “We’re encouraging patients and staff to share their views on community services at their nearest drop-in session.

“We want to hear local views on what is working well and how we can improve services for our communities.

“We want to develop consistent and fair services across Shropshire that importantly meet patients’ clinical needs now and in the future. Our review is in the early stages and this feedback will help us to improve and strengthen future services.”

Meanwhile, North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson has called for more services to be brought into MIUs across the county.

He told the Herald: “We want to do more. We want more care done locally so people don’t have to go to Shrewsbury.

“We should maximise the use of the MIUs and get as much as possible from them.”