What’s the rush? Calderdale NHS commissioners go ahead with Strategic Review “Engagement” despite not agreeing the Engagement Plan

Members of the public were puzzled and cross after attending the April 14th Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body meeting, where it seemed that the NHS commissioners had lost the plot over the Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield Strategic Review of the future of the NHS and social care.

Members of the public, including two Calderdale Councillors, attended the meeting to hear answers to questions they had sent to the Governing Body, and to find out about the Commissioners’ Strategic Review Engagement Plan. Continue reading

NHS financial regulator calls for accelerated NHS “reconfiguration” changes

Monitor has just told Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS Trusts to “turbo charge” NHS reconfiguration programmes, such as the Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield Strategic Review.

Monitor is the NHS financial regulator responsible for making sure that Clinical Commissioning Groups and other organisations follow Health and Social Care Act 2012 competition regulations – ie put NHS services out to private tender. Continue reading

Calder ward forum unpicked Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS spin

Growing disbelief and irritation were evident as around fifty people at yesterday’s Calder ward forum listened to a Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) presentation on the Right Care Right Time Right Place (RCRTRP) proposals for the future of the NHS and social care in Calderdale and Huddersfield. Continue reading

Halifax says only clowns would cut our NHS

Jeremy Hunt, listen up!  Halifax loves the NHS – the people united will never be defeated! (Especially by a bunch of clowns)

A brilliant crowd, made up of hundreds of people from babies to grannies, ambled through Halifax today to deliver the message that only clowns would close Calderdale A&E and cut our NHS. Continue reading

Questions to Calderdale CCG meeting today, 13th March 2014

These are the questions UCV Plain Speaker has asked Calderdale Clinincal Commissioning Group (CCG) to answer at the Governing Body meeting this afternoon, which is open to the public, 2-4pm, 5th Floor, F Mill, Dean Clough, Halifax. Continue reading