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Women and Children Services

Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) want to make sure that the services across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, are sustainable and tailored to local communities so they continue to meet the needs of the population for the future.

As part of the CCGs’ commitment to shaping the services in the future, they will be holding public open meetings during June and early July 2017 – see below:

  • Friday 20 June – 11:00am until 13:00pm at Festival Drayton, Market Drayton
  • Monday 19 June -11:00am until 13:00pm at Maskell Centre, Ludlow
  • Wednesday 21 June - 11:00am until 13:00pm at Palmers Café, Shrewsbury
  • Friday 23 June - 11:30am until 13:30pm Cabin Lane Church, Oswestry
  • Friday, 30 June - 12:30pm until 2:00pm at Donnington Life Long Learning Centre, St Matthews Road, Donnington Wood, TF2 7RB
  • Monday, 3 July - 10:00am to 12:00 noon at Park Lane Centre, Park Lane, Telford, TF7 5QZ

Speaking about the events, Chair of Shropshire CCG Dr Julian Povey, said:

“We want to hear from people who have used the women’s and childrens’ services over the last two years. We would also look forward to receiving any input from the families, partners and friends of those patients.

“We appreciate that many of those who would like to attend will have young children and babies, and they will be made very welcome. We will also be serving light refreshments at both of the events.”

Dr Jo Leahy, Chair of Telford and Wrekin CCG added:

“This is an opportunity to help shape the women’s and children’s services for the years to come. It is really important that the people using those services are involved so we can take their feedback into account when considering the proposals and ensuring that local health services are fit for the future.”

For those who are unable to attend any of the listed events a survey is also available which can be completed online (CLICK HERE TO OPEN SURVEY) or a paper format can be requested by phoning 01743 277 593.

NHS Future Fit programme board makes recommendation on hospital services for public consultation

Press Release

Date: 31 July 2017

NHS Future Fit programme board makes recommendation on hospital services for public consultation

Local health and social care partners met today to consider the next steps to transform hospital services for local patients in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Powys.
The Future Fit programme board reviewed the additional assurance work that has been carried out to decide whether the time is right for a public consultation.

Two reports which were considered today:

1. Additional analysis of potential changes to Women’s and Children’s services
This report takes an in-depth look at the potential impact of changes to some of the women’s and children’s services. It includes factors such as clinical effectiveness and patient safety, deprivation, accessibility and transport and rurality. This was discussed in the context of the wider impact assessment previously carried out.

2. Independent Review of the Future Fit Options Appraisal Process
This is a detailed examination of the Future Fit assurance process carried out so far. KPMG was selected to provide independent, expert analysis and recommend any further action.

Simon Freeman, Accountable Officer for Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and David Evans, Chief Officer for Telford and Wrekin CCG, said: “We believe strongly that no-change is not an option if we are to provide safe and sustainable hospitals. The broad consensus today was that there is nothing in the independent reports that materially affects the decision to go to public consultation.

“The need to further review affordability and community provision is well known and work is already ongoing to address these. Both of these issues will be reviewed before the CCGs seek assurance from NHS England to launch a consultation.

“It is important to note that this is not a final decision, but a recommendation to go forward to public consultation to gather public views across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Powys on the proposals.”

On November 30 2016 NHS Future Fit programme board recommended the following preferred option for hospital services:

Princess Royal Hospital (Telford)

  • Urgent Care (24/7)
  • The majority of day case surgery
  • Planned orthopaedic surgery
  • Outpatients
  • Diagnostics
  • Midwifery led unit

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

  • Emergency and critical care
  • Urgent care (24/7)
  • Complex surgery
  • Outpatients and diagnostics
  • Women and children’s centre

 

Ends

The reports will be made public in advance of the Joint Committee meeting in August.
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Future Fit leaders to discuss the next steps for the review of hospital services

Press Release

Date: 28 July 2017

Future Fit leaders to discuss the next steps for the review of hospital services

Local health and social care partners will meet on Monday, 31 July to consider the next steps to transform hospital services for local patients in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Powys.

The Future Fit programme board, which represents all local health organisations including councils and the Powys Teaching Health Board, will review the additional assurance work that has been carried out and decide whether the time is right for a public consultation.

On Monday, the programme board will be discussing the two reports that were recommended by the Joint Committee in November 2016.

Local Planned Care Services

Local Planned Care Services

Urgent and Emergancy Care

Urgent and Emergancy Care

Urgent Care Centre

Urgent Care Centre

Diagnostic and Treatment Centre

Diagnostic and Treatment Centre