ONE of the most important parts of the NHS in Hampshire is holding its annual general meeting next week.

The West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group was set up in April 2013 and buys and plans the healthcare of more than half-a- million people, and is responsible for a £600 million annual budget.

It is holding its AGM on Thursday June 26, which is open to all.

This will also be the first chance for local residents to find out about priorities and plans for local healthcare for the next five years.

The meeting takes place at 6pm in the Bapsy Hall, at Winchester Guildhall.

There will be opportunities to talk to local clinicians and NHS team leaders about their work.