CCGs invite people to attend Governing Body meeting on Future of Local Health Services in Northern Staffordshire

 Time:    2.30pm Tuesday December 4th, 2018

Place:    The Tony Waddington Suite, Bet365 Stadium, Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke on Trent,


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Local people are invited to attend the North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs’ Governing Board meeting in common on Tuesday December 4.

At this meeting there will only be one item on the agenda – the future of local health services.

The long-awaited decision will be heard in public at the Tony Waddington Suits, Bet365 Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent. While local people are welcome to attend, this is a meeting in public, not a public meeting.  As for all Governing Body meetings, while people are able to ask questions, these will be taken at the end of the meeting. The CCGs are also asking that people keep to one question per person to ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to ask questions.

If people wish to attend, they can book a place via Eventbrite. The deadline for bookings has been extended to 3 December.

Governing Body 4 December 2018 (

For those who do not have access to the internet, please contact North Staffordshire CCG on 01782 298002 to book a place.

This meeting is next step for the CCGs in the work they have been undertaking together with clinicians, health partners, local authorities, voluntary organisations and the public to look at how local health and care services could be delivered differently to meet local needs against the backdrop of significant challenges faced by the local health economy.

Over the last years, the CCGs have been developing the options for change which have been through a rigorous assurance process and incorporates the recommendations made by the Independent Reconfiguration Panel.

The CCGs have developed a Pre-Consultation Business Case (PCBC) that sets out what they believe to be a viable and sustainable model of care for the future of community services, and the options for change which they wish to test and consult upon.

The CCGs’ Governing Body meeting is to discuss the PCBC and decide if the CCGs are ready to move to formal consultation. This is an important step toward delivering the right services in the right place which place patients at the centre of service delivery.  

For more information and to access papers from the meeting, please visit:

North Staffordshire CCG –

Stoke-on-Trent CCG -