This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Stop all NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups’ mergers.
99 NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, that decide on NHS services, are set to merge.
More will follow - NHS England wants only one per Integrated Care System. These non-statutory partnerships are cutting hospital services, driving patients to rely on under-resourced “care closer to home”.
Integrated Care Systems have no legal power to make these unpopular moves.
Clinical Commissioning Group mergers are a way round this problem.
One in each Integrated Care System could take legal responsibility for the “partnership’s” decisions - while overriding local objections to the loss of services.
We demand a halt to the reduction in CCGs and a full public consultation on each merger proposal.
This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website