14. Nottinghamhire

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.

Proposed changes

Bed cuts: 200 acute bed losses over two years at Nottingham University Hospital and 20 beds lost at Sherwood Forest Hospital.

A 12% reduction of “core staff”, with a concurrent 24% increase in staff working within community services and primary care. This is intended to save £12 million over the next five years.  An article in the HSJ  notes that these staff changes could see hundreds of band five nursing, social worker and therapist posts cut.

Local campaigners fear that the STP will lead to drastic cuts in both healthcare and social care services.

Changes in who organises our care

Greater Nottingham is to become an Accountable Care System (ACS). In August 2017, Nottingham City CCG asked for bidders for a £205 million contract for community services, which will form part of the ACS. Contracts have also been awarded to Capita and Centene UK as part of the ACS development.