Future Fit public consultation closes

The NHS Future Fit public consultation has now closed (Wednesday 12 September 2018).

Thank you to everyone that took the time to respond to the consultation. Please be assured that any online surveys completed before the closing time of midnight on Tuesday 11 September and any freepost surveys that are postmarked with a date up to and including 11 September will be considered as part of the consultation.

All feedback from the consultation will now be collated and analysed by an independent company. They will then produce a report, which will be considered by NHS Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) as part of the decision-making process.

The views and suggestions of everyone that has responded to this consultation are an important part of how we will make a decision. However, we also have to complete a number of pieces of work before any final decisions are made. These have been requested by the West Midlands Clinical Senate, NHS England and members of the CCG Governing Bodies. You can read about the work we are doing on page 9 of our public consultation document.

Once this work has been completed and the boards of the two CCGs have considered all of the evidence, a Joint Committee of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin CCGs will be convened to make the final decision. We expect that this will take place in early 2019.

After a decision has been made, it will take about five years before all changes are fully implemented.

There will be lots of opportunities for patients, families and the public to get involved over the coming years in the implementation of any changes. Please check back for the latest developments and to find out how you can continue to be involved.

You can also sign up for updates by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


What happens next? 


September 2018

End of public consultation; analysis of consultation responses begins.

November 2018

Analysis of consultation feedback and additional work (including ambulance modelling) made available for consideration by decision-makers.

November 2018 - February 2019

Conscientious consideration of feedback and additional work required ahead of a decision.

January 2019

Draft Decision Making Business Case (DMBC) completed.

Spring 2019

Joint Committee of the CCGs meet to make decision on option to take forward.