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?
Over 70s Covid vaccine trial at Hartlepool Hospital
The influential Health Foundation press release today
An article which one of our members, Margaret Ogden, co-authored