Meeting with NHS Commissioners 24 February 2015

Minutes for the meeting have now been agreed.  You can download them here.

During the meeting we discussed the transition from the old service specification to the new specification.  The new service specification has been agreed with service users and is based on the NHS Norfolk Needs Assessment (link on the Homepage) also agreed with service users,

As part of the process the NHS are to place an advertisement for a consultant to lead the new service.

Minutes of this meeting will be posted as soon as they are available.

The new specification is committed to the reinstatement of an acceptable patient endorsed Consultant led service as recommended repeatedly by Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Scrutiny since 2009.

Failure to do so could lead to patient harm and a failure of duty of care.  If an appropriate service is not implemented service users will consider raising complaints with Clinical Commissioning Groups locally via Healthwatch and/or complaints to the Care Quality Commission under their new enhanced powers as of April 2015 which hold local authority (and Local Authority Public Health Services) to account.

Please contact us if you have any queries.