Frequently asked questions about the Improving Healthcare Together 2020-2030 programme


Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are responsible for planning and commissioning health services for local areas. Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton NHS CCGs are working together to look at the challenges in the local area and consider how we can continue to deliver high quality, sustainable services.

Yes. This is a more comprehensive review being led by local CCGs in response to feedback from the Trust that it cannot continue to deliver its current services if changes aren’t made.

No. We will not close any hospitals – the local area needs both Epsom and St Helier hospitals.

No. We will continue to provide all services within the combined geographies; the challenge is to make sure they are organised in the best way.

The programme is currently inviting views from patients, carers, staff and stakeholders. This engagement phase will take a few months. If any significant changes are proposed, commissioners would assess these and fully consult the public before making any decisions. We do not expect any consultation to take place until 2019.

We want to work with people and communities throughout the life of the programme. There will be a number of opportunities for people to get involved in shaping the discussion at every stage including using our feedback form, attending one of our discussion events or emailing or writing to us.

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