Financial recovery to be discussed at NHS meeting

The Governing Bodies of NHS Crawley and NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are set to discuss financial recovery plans at the next joint meeting on 4 July 2017, 1pm - 4pm.

People are invited to attend the event at Broadfield Stadium, Winfield Way, Crawley RH11 9RX, and can submit questions to the joint board. Governing Body members will also be available from 12.45pm to meet and greet the public.

NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG Chair, Dr Minesh Patel, said: “We want to ensure we have the very best chance of commissioning the best care possible within the resources available. That’s why when delivering our refreshed financial recovery plans this year, we have looked to strengthen our internal capability and governance by introducing a greater focus on our finances, scrutiny of contracts and delivery of our programmes.”

NHS Crawley CCG Chair, Alan Kennedy, said: “We are open and honest about the tough challenges facing us and are continuing to work and expand on our savings plan so we can deliver the savings required, within the shortest timeframe, to secure the future of our NHS.”

NHS Crawley and NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCGs continue to review all budget spend, providing a comprehensive recovery strategy for 2017/18 while maintaining patient care through new ways of working, such as the Stroke services review.

Governing Body Members will also be reporting about the latest performance of local NHS services, including the care and treatment received at hospitals and in the community.

Time at the meeting will be set aside for questions from members of the public who are welcome to attend. People can also submit questions to the Governing Body in writing up to two days prior to the formal opening of the board meeting to receive a full written answer. Submissions should be sent to: Admin team, NHS Crawley and NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCGs, Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive, Crawley RH11 7DH or email: HSCCG.Contactus-horshamandmidsussexccg@nhs.net

Agenda and papers will be available at crawleyccg.nhs.uk/about-us/public-meetings/ and horshamandmidsussexccg.nhs.uk/about-us/public-meetings/  before the event.