NHS Commissioners scorn Councillors’ attempt to resolve disagreements with them over hospital cuts plan

This is part of the list of issues Calderdale & Kirklees 999 Call for the NHS sent to the Calderdale & Kirklees Joint Health Scrutiny Committee members, before their Reconciliation meeting on Monday 12th December with Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Groups.

The meeting was an attempt to resolve the problem that the CCGs have ignored all the Joint Health Scrutiny Committee’s recommendations on the Right Care Right Time Right Place plan to cut acute and emergency hospital services, move many outpatients and community services out of hospital into the community and set up “new models of care” for primary and community services, called “Care Closer to Home”.

If the reconciliation process is unsuccessful, the Joint Health Scrutiny Committee may refer the Right Care Right Time Right Place proposals to the Secretary of State for Health in February 2017.

Clinical Commissioning Groups’ Briefing to Stakeholders

The briefing that the CCGs sent out on 2nd December, shows Calderdale & Greater Huddersfield CCGs have no intention of acting on the Joint Health Scrutiny Committee’s recommendations, as they are currently scoping the Full Business Case and aim to complete it by summer 2017.

They regard the Joint Health Scrutiny Committee’s reconciliation process as an attempt at

“managing the politics of change when faced with such strength of feeling and passion for our NHS…”

We hope this is not the case and trust that the Joint Health Scrutiny Committee is not as cynical as the CCGs seem to assume.

Relatedly, Matt Walsh reported to the Calderdale CCG Governing Body meeting on 8th December that Calderdale CCG is

“deep into discussions with CHFT, Greater Huddersfield CCG, NHS England and NHS Improvement about capacity requirements for developing the Full Business Case”.

He also said that the Clinical Commissionin Groups were to meet with the Joint Health Scrutiny Committee on Monday -which we assumed was Monday 12th December – about the reconciliation process to try and resolve the differences between the Joint Health Scrutiny Committee and the CCGs.

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