On the 15th December some of the Hands off Hinchingbrooke Campaign Group attended the Health Committee meeting of Cambridgeshire County Council’s.
The agreement by the County Council with NHS England to impose a seal of secrecy on the development of Sustainability Transformation Plans has shaken public confidence in the Local Authority. As it is the final draft of the STP leaves many questions unanswered.
So we asked questions on your behalf.
Q1. Will you the Health Committee ensure that the full council and its various related Health and Social Care committees behave in a democratic way regarding the STP and ensure that all actions and decisions are clearly and speedily communicated to all residents in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Footprint 21 ( Cambridgeshire and Peterborough), and in a transparent way.
Q2. Would you please outline what measures and changes to the Constitution have been implemented to ensure that Cambs County Council; when considering the STP, ensure that ‘patient outcomes’ will not suffer in any way due to ‘efficiency savings’
Q3. Under this difficult situation where Local Authorities and NHS England are trying to integrate services would a new Code of Conduct providing advice and guidance for committee members be a constructive way forward, and where does localism and public consultation slot into all of this.