The CCGs and CHFT have formally responded to the 19 recommendations made by Calderdale and Kirklees Joint Health Scrutiny Committee in relation to changes to hospital and community services. The full response is now available on Kirklees council website . The joint scrutiny committee is due to meet in public on 21 July when it will consider this response and decide whether to refer the matter to the Secretary of State for Health.
The Full Business Case is being produced by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT). Once complete, the business case will go through the trust’s governance and sign off processes during July, prior to agreeing the formal procedure for submission with NHS Improvement.
Should the FBC receive the support of CHFT’s Board, the CCGs will, separately, consider the FBC together with the associated documents.
In response to the output from the consultation and the recommendations from JHOSC, a Travel and Transport Working Group has also been set up. It has already held its first meetings and is scheduled to meet each fortnight for the next five months. It will provide expert input on transport and access matters, identify priority areas for consideration and develop recommendations to address any challenges.
Members of the group include representatives from the public, Healthwatch, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, both local authorities and the NHS. It has an independent Chair, Dr Mike Grady.
While the travel and transport group does not meet in public, it will take into consideration the views and opinions expressed throughout the consultation process and explore ways in which the public voice can continue to be represented at its meetings. To support this, the CCG held a half day workshop session with invited community and voluntary groups in June.
Further updates will be provided as work progresses.