Friday, 8 August 2014

Manchester's hospital reform plan has been a failure

Manchester's hospital reform plan has been a failure The baffling Healthier Together proposals will undermine patients' confidence in the NHS

The dos and don'ts of NHS reconfiguration

The backlash over plans to reconfigure hospitals and primary care in Greater Manchester is a warning of what can go wrong if consultations are mishandled.

The plan badged Healthier Together was launched last month by the area's 12 clinical commissioning groups. There are four problems: the consultation document is vague and confusing; they are not being up-front about the need to cut costs; it has provoked a fight between four foundation trusts (FTs); and the proponents of change have alienated local MPs, who have torn into the exercise. Continue reading... The Guardian

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