Stakeholders and organisations who have an interest or role in health and care in South Tyneside and Sunderland are invited to take part in events to set evaluation criteria for the NHS Path to Excellence programme.
NHS partners published the Path to excellence phase two draft case for change in July 2018 which explains the pressures and challenges facing local hospital services in South Tyneside and Sunderland and why services must change. Over the summer and autumn this has been shared with local communities to gain feedback.
You can read the case for change here.
Clinical design teams working together across South Tyneside and Sunderland are currently busy thinking through potential emerging ideas in order to create the best possible hospital services for the future.
As part of that process, we are inviting partners and stakeholders involved in health and care to get involved in setting evaluation criteria which will ultimately be used to assess emerging ideas and help the NHS determine the most credible scenarios for formal public consultation expected in summer 2019.
Two evaluation setting events are planned for late November and the purpose of these events is to gather views on what criteria the NHS should use when assessing potential emerging ideas.
At the events, participants will review a draft set of ‘evaluation criteria’ which has been informed by the draft case for change document together with insights gained from staff, patient and stakeholder engagement to date.
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