The NHS continues to be under enormous financial pressure, with a projected £900 million budgetary shortfall in south west London in five years' time. Current ideas include a potential reduction in the number of acute hospitals in south west London*.
Services affecting residents of the Borough of Richmond are no exception, and the Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group is tasked with achieving £20 million of annual savings in Richmond alone. Its plans are likely to result in significant change to healthcare.
Would you like to ask questions to NHS commissioners, or comment on the changes?
If so, come to our free event on 7 December. It begins with a 'Meet The NHS' exhibition, in which you can talk to a number of local organisations from 4pm-5.30pm. There will be a presentation by Healthwatch Richmond on its annual review of healthcare, as well as a talk and Q&A by the chief officer of Richmond's NHS commissioning group from 5.30-7.30pm.
The event is unmissable for anyone interested in the future of local healthcare. Get your free ticket today.
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*For a full view into South West London's Sustainability & Transformation Plan, or for a summary read, you can click here.