The information below has been published by the Clinical Commissioning Group on 02 March 2017:
Important information on the Healthcare for the Future consultation decision-making meeting
The NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group’s Governing Body will meet on Wednesday 8th March to make decisions following the recent Healthcare for the Future public consultation. These decisions will be made at a meeting held in public at the Oval Centre, Salterbeck, Workington CA14 5HA from 10am. There will be some spaces reserved in the meeting room for people who usually attend Governing Body meetings, as well as representatives from NHS providers and other partner organisations. There will also be some limited seating for representatives of some of the community and campaign groups who have been closely involved with the engagement and consultation process. The remaining public spaces and those in a nearby room where proceedings will be streamed will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis by emailing CumbriaCCG-Enquiries@CumbriaCCG.nhs.uk from 10am on Monday morning. This is to ensure people have notice of the process. Please do not email before then as we will only allocate spaces from the morning of Monday 6th March and will notify those who have been successful. Only one allocation can be requested per email. We are grateful to the Oval Centre for enabling us to hold the meeting in a venue accessible to the public. There is limited parking on site and on street nearby (please be considerate to residents) and there is also a café. As this is an extraordinary meeting of the Governing Body on a single issue – the options considered as part of Healthcare for the Future – there will not be the opportunity for members of the public to raise issues on the day. The Healthcare for the Future public consultation ran between 26 September 2016 and 19 December 2016. Since the end of the consultation there has been considerable reflection on the feedback from the public by members of the CCG’s Governing Body, and the leaders of the health system in west, north and east Cumbria. Clinicians have also reviewed the options in light of that feedback. We would like to reassure the public that whatever decisions are made on the day, there will be no change to services immediately.