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.’
You can go to https://www.patients-association.org.uk/our_work/reports/stps_stake_in_our_future/
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?
Roy Lilley strikes a chord again
A piece of research on this important topic
Two short ( 2 minute) videos of Ron and David introducing themselves and explaining why they are involved in NESCHA