CCG chief moves to reassure public over decision

Dr Katie Armstrong,clinical chief officer of  Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group
Dr Katie Armstrong,clinical chief officer of Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group

A HEALTH chief has moved to reassure concerned members of the public that health services will not be ‘destabalised’, following the backlash against the decision to award Bupa CSH Ltd with the MSK contract.

Dr Katie Armstrong, clinical chief officer of the Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group, said the CCG did not want to ‘do anything that will scare the public’.

“We have a cast-iron guarantee that we will continue to commission trauma from the hospital,” said Dr Armstrong.

“Our two A&Es are doing a really good job and the CCG is really proud of that.

“There will still be an A&E in two years time and five years time.

“The very thing we are trying to do is reduce bureaucracy. We want to completely simplify the whole process.

“It is also worth saying that none of our bidders has put in a contract challenge.”

For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, Thursday, September 25.