On the 25th June 2019 the Governing Bodies from North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent met in common to give conscientious consideration to the findings of the 14-week consultation that began last December.
Since the consultation concluded on March 17 the responses have been independently analysed and every comment has been read to establish key themes and concerns.
During the consultation 76 events were held attended by 1,340 people. Other people participated through public events, focus groups, via online and paper surveys and postcards.
Steps have been taken to consult with people with protected characteristics, as well as engagement with organisations such as Healthwatch and local authorities.
They agreed the options to take forward to a Decision Making Business Case (DMBC), which is the next stage of the assurance process with NHS England and NHS Improvement, including the West Midlands Clinical Senate.
The recommendations involve developing a new model of care and the location of four Integrated Care Hubs across the area.
They also discussed looking at community hospital beds and NHS beds in care homes.
The consultation was certified as good practice by the Consultation Institute.
Documents from The Future of Local Health Services Extraordinary Governing Bodies in Common:
- document Consultation findings cover report (692 KB)
- document Consultation report and findings (12.42 MB)
- document Equality & health inequality impact assessment (3.01 MB)
- document Governing Body presentation 2019 (9.05 MB)