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Better Care Closer to Home consultation – DCHS’ response.

After meeting with and speaking to more than 1,000 colleagues over the last three months, we’ve pulled together a robust trust-wide response to the Better Care Closer to Home consultation in north Derbyshire. The response takes on board your professional opinions, concerns and challenges, so we’d like to say thank you once again for contributing so helpfully and constructively to the process.

You can read the final response here. The next step will be for the two north Derbyshire CCGs to consider our feedback alongside the huge public response to their proposals; naturally this will take some time to work through. We’re expecting the outcome of the consultation to become clear early next year but that’s only the first step in what is a long-term plan to deliver changes and improvements to the way care is provided in north Derbyshire.

Throughout this journey we’ve committed to ‘keeping the conversation’ going, and we’re in the process of planning ‘Big Conversation’ events so we can bring together colleagues from all professions and backgrounds and discuss our future together. As leading community provider our aim is to be at the forefront of this exciting future, joining-up services in local communities to better meet the individual needs of our patients. So please look out for the Big Conversation event coming soon to a venue near you!

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