NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is continually looking at new ways to provide high quality health and care services to our patients while balancing the need to ensure those services meet the growing demands of an ageing population and are still affordable. Through the Care Together programme every aspect of our work with our partners across social care, community services and both primary and secondary care is being looked at to achieve those aims.
At the Single Commissioning Board on 22 August 2017 a decision was taken to start a consultation from 23 August 2017 on options for bed based Intermediate Care for 12 weeks until 15 November 2017.
Our approach to Intermediate Care is multi-layered but includes two main elements. Home First – a range of services which support people in their own home or at a location in their local community. Intermediate Care beds – beds for people coming out of hospital requiring a package of care which cannot be provided at home, or for people who need a short stay away from home for support to prevent them needing admission to hospital. In Tameside and Glossop we have invested heavily in recent years in Home First services. We now need to look at the Intermediate Care beds to ensure they are fit for purpose, provide quality care and are affordable. Our plans for Intermediate Care beds are the focus of this consultation.
The proposals have been developed following ongoing engagement with local communities and groups discussing Care Together and the approach to future service provision. In recent months we have engaged specifically on the approach to Intermediate Care through various groups and networks. We are now moving from the engagement phase into formally consulting on specific options.
We are committed to listening to the views of the public and patients before making any decision on which option to take forward. We are keen to hear your views on the three options set out in the proposals. Please take the time to read in detail about the options using the buttons at the top of this page, and help us by completing the online survey before the 15 November 2017.
You can complete a paper version of the questionnaire which is available in GP surgeries across Tameside and Glossop. Or write to us at: NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group, Dukinfield Town Hall, King Street, Dukinfield. SK16 4LA or email us at: TGCCG.Communications@nhs.net.
The following are public meetings arranged to discuss the current Intermediate Care consultation:
- Watch the video from Thursday 21 September at 6-8pm, Bradbury Community House, Market Street, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 8AR.
- Wednesday 11 October at 6-8pm, Age UK Tameside, 131 Katherine Street, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7AW
- Tuesday 17 October at 6-8pm, Guardsman Tony Downes House, 5 Manchester Road, Droylsden M43 6SF
The programme will consist of a presentation on the clinical case for change, the options and rationale behind our preferred option. We aim for the majority of each meeting to be a question and answer session with the audience and will be independently chaired.
Public meeting rules of engagement