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 2017.
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.
It is the statutory responsibility of the governing bodies of the two Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to make a decision on the final arrangement of the services under consultation.
Before they do that, they will consider and take into account all the feedback 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.
Between now and February next year, there will be a series of sessions to help members of the CCG governing bodies to formulate their final views.
This includes the public feedback sessions, clinical workshops with members of the clinical services review group and workshops with the two CCG governing bodies workshops before culminating with an extraordinary meeting in common of the governing bodies of the two clinical commissioning groups in February 2018. This meeting will be held in public and during the meeting the two CCGs will make their final decisions.
This allows the opportunity for any further comments that have been received from the public feedback sessions, and for other data or views to be considered as well as consideration of any alternative service models that may have been suggested through the public consultation.
You can view a diagram of this process here.