CHANGES are needed to health and social care services, members of a new stakeholder panel agree.

The panel was recruited by the Caring Together programme as part of its process to co-design the future of the services in Eastern Cheshire.

The panel consists of local residents, frontline health and social care staff and members of voluntary or community groups.

Better care in Eastern Cheshire was the focus of the first meeting of the panel, which also agreed more routine tests and services should be provided outside of hospital sites. The views of the public on health and social care services are sought by the Caring Together programme by April 30, by phone, email, Freepost, Facebook, Twitter or in person at meetings and events.