Local health leaders publish key decision making document on future of local hospital services
Local health leaders have published a key document ahead of the decision making meeting on the future of hospital services for people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.
NHS Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin CCGs have published their Decision Making Business Case (DMBC) at http://www.nhsfuturefit.org/DMBCand circulated it to members of the Joint Committee of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin CCGs. This document will support the Committee in making a decision on the future of hospital services provided at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital when they meet on 29 January.
The DMBC provides an update to the Pre Consultation Business Case, bringing together all the work that has been carried out by the Future Fit programme over the last six years. It incorporates the options development phase and the impact assessments that have been undertaken, the findings of the independent reviews and the robust assurance process that has been followed. It also includes the feedback from the public consultation, details of the conscientious consideration phase and the plans that have been developed to help lessen the impact the proposals may have on travel and transport and on seldom heard groups.
Dr Simon Freeman, Accountable Officer for NHS Shropshire CCG said: “We are pleased to be able to publish the CCGs’ Decision Making Business Case. This is an important document that details the stages of the Future Fit journey over the last six years. We share people’s frustration as to how long this process has taken, however, we are confident that we have undertaken a thorough process and it is now time to proceed to the final decision-making process.”
David Evans, Chief Officer at NHS Telford & Wrekin CCG commented: “The publishing of the Decision Making Business Case follows successful meetings with NHS England and the Future Fit Programme Board and marks the final stage before the decision making meeting on 29 January. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved to help get us to this
point – our doctors, nurses and other health care professionals, local people, patients and partners.”