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What is Right Care, Right Time, Right Place?

Right Care, Right Time, Right Place (RCRTRP) is a about looking at how we can improve local health services and ensure that people in Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield have access to the right care at the right time in the right place.

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The Consultation ended on Tuesday 21 June 2016.

RCRTRP is led by NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG . CCGs are led by local GPs and it is our role to commission, plan and buy, the majority of hospital and community health services for our local population.

Our focus is and has always been to keep our patients safe and our vision is to create a sustainable, safe and high quality local NHS for now and future generations.

But the reality here and now, is that we are facing huge challenges in our local NHS. We cannot continue to deliver services the way we do now. We urgently need to modernise and strengthen our local services and no change is simply not an option.

And we know that our patients also want things to be better and that change is needed to provide the quality of care they want, need and deserve.

The RCRTRP programme is our response to the need to change the way we deliver services to address the challenges we face in providing the best quality and safest care now and in the future.

We developed a number of proposed changes in partnership with NHS Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust (CHFT) who deliver the hospital services in our area as well as the following local health partners:

We undertook a period of pre-engagement consultation and events with over 4,000 local people which also helped to shape the ideas we have since consulted on before launching a 14 week consultation from 15 March to 21 June 2016 to ask your views.

A consultation is the regulatory process by which we find out what you think about what we are proposing. We asked you:

  • What did you think of the proposed changes
  • What do you think we missed?
  • What do you think we could do to improve our proposed changes?
  • What concerned you and what other ideas you had

As part of the consultation process, the CCGs needed to satisfy a very detailed assurance process carried out by NHS England before we went to public consultation. This process is used for all proposed service reconfiguration and organisations proposing changes need to show that proposed changes are based on strong patient and public engagement, patient choice and clinical evidence and have support from local doctors and other clinicians, sound workforce plans, are financially viable, that consideration has been given to accessibility and have been subject to an equality impact assessment.

We are pleased that so many people responded to the consultation – 7,582 surveys, 500 letters and emails and 8 petitions.

From this we have gained a wealth of information and feedback that we used to develop a report and recommendations for the Governing Bodies of NHS Calderdale CCG and NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG.

Based on this and other information presented to them, the Governing Bodies each decided unanimously to move to the next stage: developing a Full Business Case to explore implementation of the proposed changes.

We are now in the process of working through this next step and you will be able to find out more by reading the Next Steps.

You can also read more more background information about the consultation,  why we need to change and have a look at our videos .