What concerns have been raised about your STP?
Health planners are trying to reduce NHS deficits and think about ways to re-organise care. However getting the large deficit under control could prevent facilities being developed that can cope with the health and care social needs of local people.
Grantham A&E may be downgraded to an urgent care centre; at present the A&E is closed at night due to staff shortages.
A reduction of the equivalent of 750 full-time healthcare posts across the county by 2021 is planned.
Closure of Lincoln Walk in Centre.
Extra Cost-savings planned
This STP contains North Lincolnshire CCG, one of the most over-spent areas in England. In documents leaked to the HSJ and reported by the Independent, cost-cutting measures for North Lincolnshire could include:
- Longer waiting times for elective care;
- Closure of wards and theatres;
- Staffing cuts;
- Ending funding for some treatments and prescriptions;
- Delaying or avoiding funding newly approved treatments;
For more information, see below.
Changes in who organises our care
The STP contains plans to develop a new model of care within Lincolnshire, initially with a multispeciality community provider (MCP) to increase integration within health and social care.