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Oxfordshire Keep Our NHS Public demands that the current phase 1 Consultation on the Oxfordshire Transformation Plan, part of the first two years of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and West Berkshire Sustainablity and Transformation Plan, is halted.
The Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) decision to effectively permanently downgrade the Horton maternity unit has been referred to the secretary of state by the Oxfordshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HOSC).
There is considerable opposition to a two-phase consultation because it artificially separates interdependent parts of health and social care.
“The consultation has become meaningless as the public does not know what it is being consulted on. The secretary of state may still decide that the Horton maternity unit should retain full obstetric cover. This would have a fundamental affect on the whole Transformation Plan including the Oxford hospitals.
A new single-phase open consultation should start after a new plan emerges when the Horton situation has been resolved.”
Oxfordshire Keep Our NHS Public is seeking legal advice to clarify the effect that the HOSC decision may have on the Transformation Plan – a plan developed by the CCG, Oxford University Hospitals Trust, Oxford Health Trust, and clinical and scientific opinion to conform with NHS England’s requirement that a further £22 billion is cut from the already overstretched NHS budget by the imposition of the STPs.
Keep Our NHS Public was formed in 2005 and has a broad-based, public membership. There are 65 local groups, plus a national association. It has the explicit aim of countering marketisation and privatisation of the NHS by campaigning for a publicly funded, publicly provided and publicly accountable NHS, available to all on the basis of clinical need. It is opposed to cuts in service which run counter to these principles.
Further details of national organisation: www.keepournhspublic.com
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