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12 Whitworth Beds to be retained

You will remember  that the NHS Commissioners had decided to close all existing rehabilitation beds in North Derbyshire with the exception of 8 in Buxton. A new 24 bed ward was to be provided at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

It has proved very difficult to implement the ward at Chesterfield and the CCG has been looking at other options for some time.  At the CCG Board Meeting on 13th December 2018 they finally agreed to amend their plan to:

  • 12 beds - Whitworth Hospital (Oker Ward) 😃
  • 12 beds - Clay Cross
  • 08 beds - Buxton (as originally planned)

Although the total number of beds is reduced, we are very pleased indeed that the the gold-standard Oker Ward is to be retained for the foreseeable future. Thank you to all! 👍

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under threat

Recent focus has been on Oker Ward at The Whitworth Hospital but our local Clinical Commissioning Group has now issued a review of the Learning Disability Short Break service. 

The CCG clearly feel the service is not good value for money or fair in that other areas in Derbyshire do not have NHS operated respite centres.

In March 2019 further liaison between the CCG and users of the service was started, but there is still no word on a Public Consultation or Engagement.

NEW: Still no official word on the future of Orchard Cottage, but the second liaison with users has been delayed.

Our response to the Better Care Closer to Home Consultation

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WHAT IS a Clinical
Commissiong Group  (CCG)  ?

They were created following the Health and Social Care Act in 2012, and replaced Primary Care Trusts on 1 April 2013. They are clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area.

In layman's terms they decide what to spend the available money on.  They order ("commission") services from NHS Trusts such as Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust which actually operate Whitworth Hospital and Orchard Cottage.  

The CCG hold the purse strings.
NHS Derby & Derbyshire CCG
The 4 separate CCGs in Derbyshire merged on 1st April 2019 to form NHS Derby & Derbyshire CCG

Assessments by NHS England

The most recent Annual Assessment of CCGs was published in July 2018, and, as in 2017:

NHS North Derbyshire CCG was rated Inadequate.

Since  14th August 2017 NHS North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been under special  "Legal Directions" by NHS England.  

The Derbyshire Sustainability and Transformation plan

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Privacy Policy
New legislation May 2018

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