Health Services: Staffordshire

Department of Health written question – answered on 11th June 2015.

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Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Shadow Spokesperson (Health), Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the conclusion of the Staffordshire Distressed Health Economy report by KPMG that there is an "oppressive culture" across Staffordshire with a system in "perpetual crisis mode".

Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Shadow Spokesperson (Health), Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure the change of the senior leadership in Staffordshire health services in the light of the criticism made in the Staffordshire Distressed Health Economy report by KPMG.

Photo of Lord Prior of Brampton Lord Prior of Brampton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health

Leadership and collaborative working relationships are critical factors in securing sustainable services in any local health economy. The Commissioning Congress has been set up to bring together both clinical commissioning groups and local authority commissioners. The Congress will engage with local providers in developing plans to secure clinically and financially sustainable services in the long term. The priority for all involved is ensuring a viable set of services which will be both clinically and financially sustainable in the future.

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