Join in as our Health Services go Under the Spotlight

(Last Updated On: September 25, 2018)

The organisations responsible for commissioning most healthcare services in Devon are broadcasting their annual general meeting live on social media for the first time.  You can watch – and take part – live on Facebook.

Devon’s two clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are holding their joint AGM at Exeter Racecourse from 6.30pm on 27 September 2018 and this year, as well as being welcome to attend in person, local people can tune in wherever they are.

It’s the first time the CCGs have streamed the Annual General Meeting live and the broadcast makes it easier for people to join the meeting without the need to travel. Viewers will also be able to ask questions via Facebook and email as the meeting happens.

Dr Paul Johnson, Chair of South Devon and Torbay CCG, said: ‘The meeting will showcase exciting digital innovations across Devon and the differences they are already making to patients, as well as a review of the annual report and accounts for 2017/18, highlights from the last year and a look ahead to the future.’

To book a place to attend in person, or to submit questions ahead of the meeting, email

Join the event via Facebook here [].

For further information on our CCG, visit their website: NHS South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group




Apart from five years studying in Oxford I’ve lived most of my life in London where for many years I was Head of English in a prestigious girls’ school, but since taking early retirement and heading West to be nearer to my two daughters - settling in Torbay with my wife, Anna, in 2011 - I’ve worked in the voluntary sector. I took on the role of Service Provider, for example, promoting the Red Cross Torbay Navigators Project, while now I’m a Trustee and part of the Media Team for our local Healthwatch. I’m a governor at Torquay Academy, too, giving me the chance to stay up to date with what’s happening in the world of education. Other interests, aside from friends and family, include art and art history, reading - from contemporary fiction and poetry to Elizabethan/Jacobean literature - history, politics, cooking, walking, and music, in particular Bob Dylan, the blues, and early Elvis. I love writing, too, with one novel published so far – Elvis in Wonderland – and another, Who’s There?, that still needs plenty of work!