The decision-making process
Feedback to the proposed changes is expected from a wide range of the public and interested groups, including from protected groups.
The steps following the Public Consultation are:
- The Consultation ends at midnight on 21 June 2016
- A timetable for reporting will be published
- The Consultation Institute will report on its view of this process
- After the Consultation all of the feedback will be independently collated and analysed
- The analysis report will be fully considered by the Hospital Services Programme Board, which comprises of the two CCGs and Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT). This process will include discussions about what changes could or should be made in response to the comments received
- There will be discussions with the Joint Scrutiny Committee of the two local councils so they can take a view on the consultation process, the feedback received and next steps. The Committee may also make recommendations on the proposals to the CCGs
- The final decision will be made, in public, by the CCGs as the two bodies responsible for planning and buying health services for local people
- Reports including feedback and the consideration given by the CCGs will be made public.