Will you help to monitor Calderdale & Huddersfield drop in sessions on NHS shake-up?

Plain Speaker is gathering info about how Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Groups carry out their “engagement” process for the Strategic Review/Right Care Right Time Right Place proposals.

This is to see if they are complying with their legal duties to involve the public in decisions about reconfiguring the NHS. If they’re not, there will be grounds for making a legal challenge to the proposed Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS shake up.

Members of the public, patients, staff and members of various NHS organisations have a valuable role to play, in monitoring public events, staff engagement, community groups engagement and NHS networks engagement. For details, see below.

Some people have already volunteered to monitor the “engagement” process, but more people are needed. So if you can monitor any of the engagement activities, please get in touch asap to sort out dates etc and receive a checklist of things to note.

All info from monitoring the engagement process will be treated as confidential. No names will be identified publicly, unless you have given express consent. Data Protection Act rules apply.

Monitoring public engagement events

If you can monitor any of these public events, please get in touch .

Plus Roadshow events in Greater Huddersfield – no dates so far:

Public engagement through networks

If you are a member of any of these organisations and can monitor the CCG’s “engagement” with your organisation, please get in touch  asap.

For GP Patient reference groups, you can download the list of GPs in Calderdale
and  the Greater Huddersfield GP list is here.

Public engagement through community organisations

For list of community organisations Calderdale CCG intends to “engage” with, see ps 20-22 of their Strategic Review Engagement Plan.

If you are a member of any of these organisations and can monitor the CCG’s “engagement” with your organisation, please get in touch  asap.

Staff engagement

Calderdale CCG has said that  staff will have the opportunity to comment on the Strategic Review/Right Care Right Time Right Place proposals as part of the engagement activity that will be carried out during April, May and June.

Greater Huddersfield CCG also has plans for staff “engagement”.

If you are a member of staff of any of these organisations and can monitor the CCG’s “engagement” with your organisation, please get in touch  asap.

You can download the list of the 70 GP practices in Calderdale;
the Greater Huddersfield GP list is here.

Here’s the list of the 36 Locala centres (37 if you count their Head Office).

Update: 1) This post was originally published on behalf of Calderdale and Huddersfield Band Together For Our NHS. 2) There are now also monitors for the Selandine Nook and Slaithwaite drop ins.

Posted from Hebden Bridge, England, United Kingdom.