The Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) for the Our Health Our Care programme met in public on Thursday 13 December to discuss the case for change for the acute sustainability element of the programme.
The committee approved the case for change, subject to the scope being broadened to reflect the interdependencies between out of hospital and community care. This gives the programme team the mandate to further develop a clinical vision and a model of care, taking into account feedback received through engagement with clinicians and members of the public.
Once the model of care has been approved, options for how this might be delivered will be developed. We will continue to undertake comprehensive engagement activities to ensure people have an opportunity to have their say, and we will ensure comments are given due consideration.
Any proposals for significant changes to services will be subject to a formal statutory public consultation process once they have been through the relevant and robust sign off and assurance processes.