Next Steps

Health leaders have announced that a decision making meeting on the future of local hospital services for people across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales will take place on 29 January 2019. This is subject to a further meeting with NHS England and a further meeting of the Future Fit Programme Board.

The Committee will be made up of 15 voting members, which includes three clinicians, two lay members and one executive from each CCG Governing Bodies, plus two voting independent clinicians and a voting independent chair.

The conscientious consideration phase has involved a series of meetings, including the Joint HOSC of Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire Councils, Powys Community Health Council and the boards of Powys Teaching Health Board, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust.

Anyone is invited to attend the Joint Committee meeting, which will be held in public at 6.30pm on Tuesday 29 January 2019 at Harper Adams University, Edgmond, Newport TF10 8NB. The meeting will be live streamed via a webcast that can be accessed at

An independent report on the thousands of responses to the Future Fit Consultation, which ran from 30 May to Tuesday 11 September 2018, has now been published here.

The report goes far beyond just the survey feedback, with analysis of the many public consultation events, meetings and discussions with seldom heard groups.

A number of other documents have also been published:

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