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About NHS Future Fit

Members of the Joint Committee of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin CCGs on 29 January 2019 took a unanimous vote which will see Royal Shrewsbury Hospital become an Emergency Care site and Princess Royal Hospital a Planned Care site. Both hospitals will have a 24 hour urgent care centre.

This landmark decision will result in better care for patients, secure the £312m on offer from HM Treasury and develop both hospital sites to deliver state of the art facilities in which staff will be proud to work and patients will choose to be treated. You can read more here.

The options we consulted on

Joint statement from Senior Responsible Officers - 26 June 2014

Joint response from Dr Caron Morton, Shropshire CCG and David Evans, Telford & Wrekin CCG to letter published in the Shropshire Star on 25 June 2014:

We need to make it absolutely clear there are no plans to move any services to Stoke-on-Trent or elsewhere. 

The open letter refers to Major Emergency Centres which were proposed in a national report by Sir Bruce Keogh, the National Medical Director of NHS England. This national picture was discussed at a patient meeting in Powys on June 9. 

However, Sir Bruce went to lengths to point out that his report set out principles only, and that detailed solutions would need to reflect local circumstances and wishes.

The current Future Fit programme is doing exactly that. Local doctors and other health professionals believe one single emergency centre in the area would be the safest way to treat the most seriously ill patients. This would mainly deal with life-threatening illnesses and injuries – including treatment for strokes and heart attacks. 

England has a national urgent care network and some very complex cases will always need to be treated at the most appropriate major regional centre. That has always happened and it will not increase.

Less serious cases would be supported by a network of local urgent care centres.



Future Fit - have your say

Listen to our CCG leads talking about the consultation and urging you to have your say

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An overview of NHS Future Fit

For a brief overview of NHS Future Fit is and how we're aiming to meet the health needs of the population please watch this short video.

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