Cuts, privatisation and next-to-zero democracy: the real story behind #Calderdale and Huddersfield #NHS and social care strategic review

The example of what’s already happening with Cambridge and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group’s “Integrated care for the elderly” contract has to be one of the strongest arguments against Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust’s proposals for reducing hospital beds, closing Calderdale A&E and integrating health and social care in the community.

The CHFT Strategic Review, and the related Better Care Fund Submission documents, make great play of their proposals for integrated, patient-centred care in the community.

But look at what’s happening with a near-identical proposal in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Continue reading