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Parliamentary committee report acknowledges Future Fit commitment to Welsh patients

March 2015

A parliamentary report into cross-border health services has acknowledged Welsh involvement in the NHS Future Fit programme.

NHS Future Fit aims to transform hospital and other NHS services in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin. These services are also used by patients living in mid Wales.

Last week the House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee published a report on cross-border health arrangements between England and Wales.

It noted that NHS Future Fit had conducted a number of engagement exercises with the population in Powys, including public meetings, a telephone survey, and a number of workshops.

It also acknowledged that Powys Health Board is a voting member of the NHS Future Fit Programme Board to ensure that Welsh patient interests have a voice.

David Evans, Chief Officer of Telford & Wrekin CCG and Dr Caron Morton Chief Accountable Officer for Shropshire CCG said: “It is important to us that Welsh patients accessing services feel that they have a voice in NHS Future Fit.

“When people need medical treatment they should be able to access the services they need regardless of which side of the border they live on.”

Still time for people from Telford & Wrekin, Shropshire and Powys to have their say on the future of their healthcare services

People from Telford & Wrekin, Shropshire and Powys have still got time to have their say on proposed changes to hospital services with five more pop up shops still to take place including an extra date added in Bridgnorth.

Dr Caron Morton and David Evans, Joint Senior Responsible Officers, said “The pop up shops have proven a great success with many people taking the time to find out more and tell us what they think about the proposed changes.

“Perhaps one of the best things to come out of these days is the fact that so many people have gone away with a better understanding of what we are trying to achieve which is fantastic. If you haven’t had chance to visit one of our pop-up stands yet there is still time with five more dates and venues still to come.”

Visit our website www.nhsfuturefit.co.uk to find your nearest venue.”

 Pop-up stands still to come:

Friday 13 March

The Monty Club Newtown

11am – 4pm

Saturday 14 March
Much Wenlock Corn Exchange Market
8.30am-4pm

Wednesday 18 March
Market Drayton Festival Centre
9.30am-2pm

Thursday 19 March

Bridgnorth Hospital

9am-2pm

Monday 23 March 2015
Ludlow Community Hospital
9am - 4pm

As well as having their say on a recommended shortlist of options for transforming emergency, planned and urgent care, people will also be able to find out more about NHS Future Fit and other local services.

Details are also available atwww.nhsfuturefit.co.ukor call 0300 3000 903.  If you would like a member of the team to come and talk and an event you are hosting please contact us.

NHS Future Fit Programme Board approves shortlist scenarios

he Programme Board of NHS Future Fit met today to consider the latest developments in the programme and to discuss the future of NHS services across Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin.

Programme Board considered a recommended shortlist of scenarios for transforming emergency, planned and urgent care that will also serve patients from mid Wales.

They were considering recommendations made by an expert Evaluation Panel which met last month.

The following proposals were agreed:

The recommended shortlist is:

 

Mobile cancer information centre set to 'pop up' in Telford

February 2015

A MOBILE cancer information and support service will pop up in Telford next week as part of a drive by the region's health leaders to increase awareness of the many forms of the disease and treatment and care available locally.

 

The Macmillan ‘POD’ offers a relaxed, friendly and confidential drop in service for anyone whose life has been affected by cancer.

NHS Future Fit Board to consider shortlist of scenarios for transforming NHS services across Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire

January 2015

The Programme Board of NHS Future Fit meets next week (February 4) to consider the latest developments in the programme and to discuss the future of NHS services across Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin.

Programme Board will be asked to consider a recommended shortlist of scenarios for transforming emergency, planned and urgent care that will also serve patients from mid Wales.