Our healthcare service providers in South Tyneside and Sunderland are working together on a series of clinical service reviews. Led by consultants, doctors, nurses and clinical teams, the review process is designed to develop new and improved ways of organising healthcare services. We want to offer more proactive and efficient care with more emphasis on supporting people to stay well at home.
The new services must:
- achieve relevant quality/safety standards and deliver all regulatory requirements
- deliver sustainable local services
- be efficient and cost effective
- take into account, and where possible address, local, regional and national issues
What happens next?
Public consultation period ends at midnight on Sunday 15th October.
During October and November the analysis of all the feedback will take place by an independent organisation – not the NHS.
A draft feedback report will be published in December and there will be public events organised to share the feedback in detail.
The two clinical commissioning groups will make a decision at their governing body meetings to be held in public early in 2018.