Next steps

The independent analysis of all the consultation feedback has now been published. To read the consultation report click here.

We are now sharing and discussing all information, public feedback and the full range of evidence with NHS and council colleagues to enable stakeholders to reflect and comment on all the feedback. These include for example the Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

The local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)* will consider these comments, the consultation report and other relevant evidence, including, for example, the final Integrated Impact Assessment, before any recommendations and decisions are made.

We will produce a decision-making business case, which will bring together all the information the CCGs need to make decisions. We will also carry out additional work to explore in more detail some of the key themes raised in the consultation.

Decisions about how Epsom and St Helier hospital services might change in the future will be made at the CCGs’ Committees in Common meeting.  The next Committees in Common meeting will take place on 03 July.

The Committees in Common meetings are usually held in public. We are looking at options to allow this to happen within the latest Coronavirus public health guidelines, including online options.

None of the six services would be brought together until the new specialist emergency care hospital was built which, under our preferred option, would be 2025 at the earliest.

* From 1st April 2020, five CCGs in Surrey, including Surrey Downs CCG have joined together to create a new singular commissioning organisation across the area – the Surrey Heartlands CCG; Similarly, CCGs in South West London, including Sutton and Merton CCGs, have joined several other CCGs to form South West London CCG. The IHT programme addresses the reconfiguration of six major acute services within the combined geographies of the Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton areas.