The Patients Association say ‘We have heard from patients and patient groups from across the country who have told us they feel left out of the process yet rely heavily on local services that cease to exist or change dramatically because of STPs. We believe the patient voice should be listened to at every stage of the STP process because only then will you have a health and social care service that reflects the needs and wishes of patients. Sign our petition if you agree that patients should have a say in shaping health and social care plans that will impact all of us.’
to sign the petition . We encourage you to do so
In the North East – the Health Service Journal reported on Thursday 14th Sept 2017 about merger talks being held across the 3 STPs in the North East and Cumbria to become one ‘Accountable Care Organisation’. Have you been involved?
Push Doctor has received a 'good rating' from the CQC.
NHS and Primary Care Networks are coming ( and some have been trialled) - but what will they mean to you?
Two new schemes focussing on carers - Supporting Carers in General Practices and £5m fund for innovative ways to support unpaid carers