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Tackling the NHS funding crisis in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough - 05/07/2019

This is the Healthwatch position and action regarding the local NHS funding crisis. There is a link to the story they have published regarding the current funding crisis and the letter they sent to the CCG this morning. Below is a summary of their position and links to the letter and press release. 

  • Funding for health and care services is under unprecedented pressure in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Our local health commissioners says that the funding allocation they get from the government is not keeping up with our population growth or demand.
  • Healthwatch wants to see people and organisations involved in conversations about how to tackle the funding crisis in the local NHS.
  • We have written an open letter to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to support the call for fairer funding and share our worries about the plans to cut NHS services.
  • They are developing a proposal for a Community Values Panel that will help the CCG understand what is important to local people.

 

Click here to read the press release and letter (Healthwatch Cambridgeshire website)

You can also read the CCVS blog on this issue here.