You will remember that my Surrey MP colleagues and I carried out a ballot of local GPs in the summer which showed a majority opposed to the proposal by NHS doctors in London to downgrade Epsom Hospital. After a lot of pressure, the local Clinical Commissioning Group, which is the local GP committee that decides […]
GPs in Epsom and Ewell, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead and Elmbridge have voted overwhelmingly against the Better Services Better Value proposals to remove acute services from Epsom Hospital. An even larger proportion said they wanted the future of Epsom Hospital decided in a Surrey context and not part of a London review.
The secret ballot, […]
I am writing to let you know that there has been an unexpected development in the review of the future of local hospital services, including the future of Epsom. The so-called Better Services Better Value team was due to go to public consultation this month on whether to remove A&E and maternity from Epsom and […]
I am writing to update you on the outcome of the meeting at the racecourse yesterday on the future of Epsom Hospital. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, the representatives of local GPs agreed to move to the next stage of the process. They agreed to the principle of the plans and to move ahead with […]
I met both Southern and South West Trains on Friday to discuss the Zone 6 for Epsom option. Both are sympathetic to the idea, though there are some significant barriers – not least the cost of a change. They have agreed to go away and do some joint work on the issue and to come […]
I am writing to let you know that the options for the future of local hospitals have now been published by the Better Services Better Value team, the people who are leading the drive to reorganise services in SW London.
As expected they are bad news for Epsom.
All three options involve Epsom losing its A&E and […]
Since I contacted you last week it has become clear that the Better Services Better Value team reviewing the future of local hospital services is planning to publish its recommendations sooner than I had expected. They are due out on Friday 3rd May.
I have very real misgivings about what they are set to propose, and […]
I am writing to give you an update on what has been happening with Epsom Hospital.
As you may remember, the Better Services Better Value team delayed its decision until the summer after all the challenges to their work that we generated a couple of months ago.
Since then there has been a concerted effort by the […]
Five local MP’s have united in the campaign to save both Epsom & St Helier hospitals from being downgraded. The letter sent on the 22nd March outlines 14 flaws with the Better Services Better Value process in it’s evaluation of healthcare services:
‘Better Services, Better Value’ Process
We want to share with you our concerns about the whole […]
The latest news on the future of Epsom Hospital is that any decisions about its future have been delayed until the early summer. This followed intense pressure on the Better Services Better Value team over the shortcomings of the review process.
What happens next will depend heavily on what our local GPs decide to do. From […]