NHS Winter Crisis

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:11 pm on 10th January 2018.

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Photo of Paul Farrelly Paul Farrelly Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme 4:11 pm, 10th January 2018

There are also questions about NHS leadership. As the Minister is aware, Staffordshire is under great pressure. The Secretary of State received reports into the closure, with lack of consultation, of community hospitals in our area on 18 October, which slated two local CCGs. Yet a week later the NHS appointed the chief operating officer of those two CCGs to oversee four more in Staffordshire. Will the Minister ask his right hon. Friend the Secretary of State to explain that decision?