The TSA made their draft recommendations public ahead of the 40 working day public consultation which started on Tuesday August 6th 2013 and finishes at midnight on Tuesday October 1st 2013.
Since administrators were appointed to run Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust in April both CCGs have worked with the TSA to ask that any potential implications for services in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire are taken into account as part of the draft recommendations.
Dr Steve Fawcett, Clinical Director for Acute services with Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group said the CCG will now take time to look at the draft report in its entirety. He added: “We want to be fully supportive of the Staffordshire wide health economy and support Mid Staffs with the challenges they face.
He added: “Whatever the outcome of the formal consultation process we need to ensure that the highest standards of care, safety and quality are maintained for our patients here in Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and the wider health economy.”
Dr Dave Hughes, Clinical Accountable officer for North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group added: “We now need time to consider the draft recommendations fully and our CCG and Stoke-on-Trent CCG will formally respond to the TSA draft report as part of the formal consultation process.”
To view the report, please go to the TSA’s website www.tsa-msft.org.uk. Consultation documents will be available to download from the TSA website from August 6th 2013.