Letter to South Tyneside and Sunderland Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee
In the light of the JHOSC meeting on Thursday 1st March to consider grounds for a referral to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the NHS partners felt it important to set out their views and risks associated with a delay in the mobilisation of the consultation decisions.
Information about decision-making
Enclosure 1 Consultation Assurance Report
We have updated the consultation assurance report to include the correct Consultation Institute assurance process (section 12) and to address some very minor typographical errors and consistency with naming conventions.
Decision – Supporting Information
Supporting information – separate links for each paper:
- Path to Excellence Final Public Consultation Feedback Analysis Report
- Summary of the original Equality, Health and Health Inequalities Integrated Impact Assessment Report
- Updated Equality, Health and Health Inequalities Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA): A summary following public consultation (January 2018)
- Travel and Transport Impact Analysis (v5)
- Public transport and travel field testing report
- Travel and transport working group report
- ‘Resilience and Future-proofing Stroke services for the North East and North Cumbria’, A Stroke Service Review – Northern England Strategic Clinical Networks
- Professor Tony Rudd, National Clinical Director for Stroke – response to stroke options
- Path to Excellence – outline communications and engagement strategies for service changes
- Response to the Path to Excellence consultation from the NTWD LMS Board
- Northern Neonatal Network feedback to Path to Excellence Phase 1a obstetrics and paediatrics proposals
- Northern England Child Health Network feedback to paediatrics proposals in Path to Excellence consultation
- Northern Clinical Senate Report on the Urgent and Emergency Paediatric Services proposals
- Path to Excellence consultation: NEAS consideration of proposals – letter
- Path to Excellence consultation: NEAS response to the proposals
Decision-making meeting in common
It is the statutory responsibility of the governing bodies of NHS South Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Sunderland CCG, the two bodies responsible for the commissioning of local health services, to make a decision on the three hospital-based services in South Tyneside and Sunderland as part of the Path to Excellence programme.
The areas of hospital care under consultation are:
- Stroke care services
- Maternity (obstetrics) and women’s healthcare (inpatient gynaecology) services; and
- Children and young peoples (urgent and emergency paediatrics) services.
An extraordinary meeting in common of the two statutory NHS organisations will take place on Wednesday 21st February, 2pm to 4pm, Hebburn Central, Glen Street, Hebburn, NE31 1AB
The clinical commissioning groups hold all of their formal governing body meetings in public, allowing the opportunity for members of the public to observe their discussions, considerations and decisions about how NHS services are planned and delivered to meet the needs of the local population.
It’s important to note that this is not a public meeting for further debate with the public on the consultation issues, but the two statutory NHS organisations meeting their duty of transparency.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting, which will also be broadcast live via Youtube. Public gallery seating will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Links to the live broadcast will be available via the programme website www.pathtoexcellence.org.uk
Papers for the extraordinary meeting in common of the two governing bodies will be available later this week on the CCG websites and the path to excellence website.
The final decisions will be communicated to public, staff and stakeholders as soon as possible after the meeting and the day after.
Over the last few months both clinical commissioning groups have been considering all the information gathered during the consultation from the public, patients, staff, the two hospital trusts, clinical networks, the North East Ambulance Service and other stakeholders such as campaign groups, elected members and members of parliament.
This has allowed the opportunity for further comments received from the public feedback sessions from the draft consultation feedback report, other data or views to be considered as well as consideration of alternative service models that have been suggested through the public consultation.
The decision making categories, by which each of the options across the three clinical services could be evaluated, needed to be agreed by the governing bodies of the two Clinical Commissioning Groups(CCGs).The choice of categories was influenced by the feedback received through the public consultation and they were agreed following a joint CCG extraordinary Governing Body meeting on the 13th December 2017.