Community Hospitals

Part of Petition - Chicken Farm, Rushden, Northamptonshire – in the House of Commons at 8:44 pm on 12th March 2019.

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Photo of Karin Smyth Karin Smyth Labour, Bristol South 8:44 pm, 12th March 2019

I do not disagree with much of the thrust of what the Minister is saying, because CCGs—I used to work for one—do spend taxpayers’ money. She will often have heard hon. Members say that there is no link between the accountability for that money, the work that we do as Members of Parliament and the decisions that are made by CCGs. The new NHS plan looks like it may want to do something about that, but will the Government send a message to NHS England and the CCGs that local democratic accountability must somehow start to be built into the CCG decision-making process?