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Chair of Joint Health Scrutiny Criticises Leicester NHS bosses over lack of transparency

By Save Our NHS Leicestershire
June 6, 2021

For the second time in three years, the Clinical Commissioning Groups of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have triggered the ire of the chair of the local authority committee tasked with scrutinising local NHS decisions and activity. The CCGs consulted the public in autumn 2020 about proposed changes to Leicester’s three acute hospitals and St Mary’ Birth Centre in Melton Mowbray. […]

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Health campaigners launch open letter calling for public scrutiny of controversial hospital reorganisation plans

By Save Our NHS Leicestershire
June 5, 2021

Health campaigners at Save Our NHS Leicestershire have written an open letter to Andy Williams, Chief Executive of Clinical Commissioning Groups in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, protesting attempts by local NHS bosses to ram through proposals which would drastically effect the future of acute hospital care in the region. The Report of Findings from last […]

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Leicester NHS bosses give public one week to read 760-page consultation analysis before ploughing ahead with controversial hospital reorganisation

By Save Our NHS Leicestershire
June 3, 2021

PRESS RELEASE. 03.06.2021. Save Our NHS Leicestershire has presented a petition to the chair of the Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, in advance of the forthcoming decision by local NHS leaders regarding the future of our acute hospitals. Local CCG leaders – who will make the decision – have set up […]

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Concerns about 2020 public consultation on hospital reorganisation in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

By Save Our NHS Leicestershire
May 30, 2021

On September 28, 2020, the local Clinical Commissioning Groups, collaborating with University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, began a public consultation on plans to reorganise hospital services in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland. The public consultation was called Building Better Hospitals For the Future (BBHFF) and ended on December 21. Costing over £450million, the plans involve […]

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Leicester NHS bosses publish findings from hospital reorganisation consultation

By Save Our NHS Leicestershire
May 26, 2021

It is astonishing that our local NHS leaders in the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have only just published the Report of Findings following last year’s important consultation on the future of the acute hospitals in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (Building Better Hospitals For the Future). This Report of Findings is an analysis of public responses […]

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“As many as 1 in 5 people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland digitally excluded from consultation”

By Tom Barker
March 14, 2021

Following other correspondents who have questioned NHS leadership decisions, I want to express concern about the decision by local NHS leaders to hold a consultation during a pandemic lockdown when elsewhere in the country such public consultation has been postponed as unsuitable during pandemic restrictions. The pandemic meant the consultation was driven online – which […]

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Save Our NHS Leicestershire: Our record and why we need your support

By Save Our NHS Leicestershire
March 13, 2021

It’s been around 30 months since Save Our NHS Leicestershire was established and we have certainly made ourselves felt in that time. This report from February last year explains our record over the first 18 months of our existence: http://saveournhsleicestershire.org/2020/02/12/save-our-nhs-leicestershire-why-you-should-get-involved/ Since this report was written, however, we have been faced with an historic public health […]

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Health campaigners respond to Leicester NHS Trust’s £46million accounting hole

By Save Our NHS Leicestershire
February 8, 2021

PRESS RELEASE. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. 08.02.2021 Save our NHS Leicestershire is aware that two former NHS bosses have been reported to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after a £46 million hole was found in 2018-2019 accounts of Leicester’s Hospitals, leaving the trust in the nationally ‘unprecedented’ position of being unable to submit ‘true and fair […]

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