At health scrutiny committee tonight I called on Barts Health to listen to local people as they make decisions about the future of our acute and community services.
Last year a merger was agreed between three acute trusts – Newham, Whipps Cross and Barts and the London. The new organisation, Barts Health, is making decisions about its future strategy and plans.
This evening I asked questions about plans to reshape services across the merged trust. There are none to share as yet, but we expect some outputs from the new Clinical Academic Groups before long. It seems inevitable that significant change will be proposed now that Barts has to get its finances in order to become a Foundation trust.
This Friday is the deadline for applications to the Barts Health Patient and Public Forum. The commitment is around 5 meetings a year. Click here for more information and get in touch if you’d like to chat it through. It really matters that local people’s voices are heard.