Shropshire CCG clinicians commit to developing clinically and financially sustainable NHS services for Shropshire patients

8 February 2017 3:27pm

Shropshire CCG clinicians are determined to resolve the financial crisis facing the NHS in Shropshire. They are determined to do this in a way that improves outcomes for patients and provides better value for money. By taking this approach, the CCG can improve both the health of the local population, and gradually resolve the local financial deficit.

 Much of this work will be undertaken with our partners as part of the Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).

 Over the next few months will be carrying out a review of six key areas:

  • Elective Orthopaedics
  • Complex Care
  • Clinical variation in emergency admissions
  • Procedures of limited clinical value
  • Clinical variation in prescribing
  • Community Services including Midwife-Led Maternity Units

Dr Julian Povey, Chair of Shropshire CCG said: “As health leaders we need to spend the money we are allocated to best meet the ever increasing demands of a growing population. As a result, we have to look at new ways of working as well as exploring how we can use our resources wisely.

 “We understand the need to increase productivity and get better value for money from our providers, whilst still maintaining safe and accessible care for our local population. This is a tough challenge, but it is one that we are determined to meet.

 “This is the first phase of our programme and more details will be available over the coming weeks and months. Patients will play a vital role in helping us shape all of our services for the future.

 “We want to reassure patients that our priority is to provide the right care in the right place at the right time for all patients. This is about ensuring that NHS services deliver the best possible outcomes for local people.

 “While we will be undertaking a review of all the areas we commission this is in order to ensure that services are providing the right outcomes and value for money for Shropshire people.”