Local Healthwatch response to Berkshire West CCG merger proposals

The local Healthwatch for people in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire submitted a joint response on 27 November 2019 to a Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group (BWCCG) engagement.
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Summary

  • the three local Healthwatch in Berkshire West are not reassured that the proposal to merge three CCGs, adequately safeguards local needs and local voices
  • it is not clear how the proposed single Accountable Officer for three CCGs would¬†manage the CCG as well as the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System and there could be a conflict of interest
  • the engagement document contains too much NHS jargon that could hamper people's ability to understand and respond to the document

Download: Local Healthwatch submission in full

If you require this document in a different format, please contact Healthwatch Reading on 0118 937 2295 or email info@healthwatchreading.co.uk

Download: BOB ICS response to local Healthwatch submission

The head of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire West Integrated Care System (BOB ICS) replied to our submission on 14 January 2020.

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