#Derbyuk #Derbyshireuk #NHS partnership ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plans’ (STPs) is proposing to cut 535 hospital beds over the next 5 years Defend the NHS, Join A Vigil of Derby City Council

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Derbyshire NHS partnership ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plans’ (STPs) is proposing to cut 535 hospital beds over the next 5 years Defend the NHS, Join A Vigil of Derby City Council

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On Friday the ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plans’ (STPs) for reorganising the NHS in Derbyshire were released. We were told that it was not possible to publish this before the NHS had approved it, but, because of pressure from campaigners like us, the councils published it anyway. See http://www.southernderbyshireccg.nhs.uk/publications/joinedupcarederbyshire/

So far, 20 0f the 44 plans have been published but NONE of the NHS consortia have published their detailed financial, activity and workforce plans, which they have submitted to NHS England.

The bald fact is that the Derbyshire partnership is proposing to cut 535 hospital beds over the next 5 years. This is despite the fact that it is generally expected that, with our ageing and increasing population there is going to be a greater need for hospital beds. This cut is being justified on the basis that increased funding in some of the peripheral sectors will prevent patients from going into hospitals. While it is good to see more funding in these areas this won’t restore the savage cuts that have already taken place in outlying community and patient support services.

A Vigil of Derby City Council
5.30 pm Wednesday November 23rd;
Derby Council House
Don’t let the Council rubber stamp the proposals. Make sure that there is no reduction of quality.
We are handing out leaflets, holding placards and asking people to take away the 38 Degrees petition.
One of our supporters is putting a question about STPs to the council; join us in the public gallery from 6:00 pm onwards.

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