A hospital trust is asking residents to share their views to help it plan for the future.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs both Queen’s and King George hospitals, is putting together its clinical strategy – a plan of how to provide high standards of care in the face of the growing demands and changing needs of patients.

Working closely with GPs and local councils, the strategy is being led by clinicians and staff from the trust.

Local people will be asked to evaluate a list of possible options for delivering care, from which preferred options will go into a final draft strategy.

There will be some options which are not up for consideration, for example the Trust will keep a Type 1 Emergency Department at both hospitals.

Magda Smith is the chief medical officer at the trust. She said: “Our clinical strategy is a detailed plan of what our hospitals will look like in years to come, helping us to ensure we can continue to provide high quality care for local people.

“A lot has changed since our last strategy in 2016, there is increasing pressure on healthcare services and our population is increasing, a trend which will continue. That’s why it’s vital we use our resources effectively so we can meet the changing needs of our patients in a safe and sustainable way.

"We want to make sure they are treated by the right person, in the right place, at the right time – whether that’s in our hospitals or not.”

Anyone interested in taking part can share their views in a online survey at www.bhrhospitals.nhs.uk/clinical-services-strategy.

The survey is open until Friday September 6: