It’s everyone’s NHS – and we’re not going to waste it

July 4, 2017

Calderdale CCG has an overall budget allocation of £312million to “commission” or buy, health and care services such as:

  • Planned hospital and urgent and emergency care,
  • Rehabilitation care and community health services
  • Mental health and learning disability services

A growing demand for health and care services, inflation and the costs of new drugs and treatments mean we need to look at how we spend our budget to get maximum benefit for everyone.  We have already engaged and consulted on hospital and community services but more needs to be done.  National austerity is having an increasing impact on the financial positions of public sector organisations, including NHS Calderdale CCG.

As a CCG we must live within our means and unless we change the way that services are delivered we will not have enough money to fund them. We have a statutory duty to balance our books. If we do not, decision making will be taken out of local hands. The level of savings required over the next few years is around:

  • £5.5m in 2016/17
  • £13m in 2017/18
  • £13m in 2018/19

In order to make these savings we need to make some changes.

What is the engagement about?

We want to know what local communities think about:

  • How we can reduce waste and save money whilst keeping the high quality services we need.
  • How we can reduce our spending on wasted medicines and lower value medicines.

Your feedback is really important to make sure we are making difficult decisions in partnership with our local community. Your ideas, suggestions and feedback will help the CCG understand and consider the impact any decisions may have on our local population.

The NHS and the services it provides can affect everyone, so we need local people to get involved.  We want you to work with us on this journey and support us to make the right decisions.  This is the start of a long conversation that will continue throughout the year.

This engagement will last for six weeks commencing Monday 26th June 2017 and you can complete the survey attached and send it in to our FREEPOST address (no stamp needed). Or complete the survey online at

The closing date for all responses is: Monday 7th August 2017. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

For a paper version of the survey please click here: Everyones NHS engagement survey FINAL- Summer 2017

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