NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) began its’ biggest formal consultation exercise to date on the future of four NHS services on the 30th September. The 12-week public consultation is set to end on the 23rd December 2021 but there is still chance for people get involved and have their say.
The services being consulted on are:
- Orthopaedic surgery across Lincolnshire
- Urgent and emergency care at Grantham and District Hospital
- Acute medical beds at Grantham and District Hospital
- Stroke services across Lincolnshire
A huge amount of work has been carried out to ensure we reach as many people as possible with feedback coming from events held in Boston, Sleaford, Grantham, Lincoln, Skegness, Gainsborough, Louth and Spalding alongside online virtual events, 24/7 online events, attendance at market days and voluntary group meetings across the county. The consultation has received widespread media coverage on BBC Look North, ITV Calendar and BBC Radio Lincolnshire. We have heard from a wide diversity of people across Lincolnshire and are encouraged by the level of interest and involvement we have had throughout the consultation.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support in helping us extend that reach and welcome any feedback you may have received directly relating to the proposals. We would encourage you to respond formally to this email, including any minutes of meetings in which the consultation proposals have been discussed so that we can better understand the views of those you may have engaged with. You can do this by forwarding your response to the dedicated consultation email address at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once the public consultation has ended, all feedback will be collated by an independent body (Opinion Research Services) and reported back to NHS Lincolnshire. A decision-making meeting on the future of these local services will not take place until after the public consultation has concluded, the feedback from public consultation has been analysed and the available evidence has been reviewed. The length of time that takes will depend upon how much feedback we receive, though we are working towards a March 2022 timeframe at present. A full report will be published and available on the website or in hardcopy on request.
You still have until the 23rd of December to complete the questionnaire here: https://www.lincolnshire.nhs.uk/get-involved/our-campaigns/changes-to-nhs-services/complete-consultation-questionnaire
If you, or someone you represent, has any questions about the consultation process, please contact email@example.com or 01522 421860 Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.