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Notice of CCG closure

From 1 July 2022 please visit our new ICB website https://staffsstoke.icb.nhs.uk/

On 1 July 2022, the six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent closed down and the functions of the CCGs transferred to a new NHS organisation, known as an integrated care board. The new organisation is responsible for NHS spend and the day-to-day running of the NHS in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Therefore, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group no longer exists and the responsibilities of the CCG, along with the other CCGs in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, have transferred to the new NHS Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board (ICB).

These changes have taken place under the new Health and Care Act 2022, which amongst other things aims to tackle health inequalities and create safer, more joined-up services that will put the health and care system on a more sustainable footing. There are no changes to how local residents access NHS frontline services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent as part of these changes.

From 1 July 2022 if you visit this website, you will be re-directed to the new ICB website.

Improving urgent and emergency care services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

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Together We’re Better, the local health and care partnership, is seeking to improve access to urgent and emergency care services by offering the right care in the right place and the right time.

We know our urgent and emergency care system is confusing, and we want to simplify it for the future. We want to help people who are seriously ill, or at risk of becoming seriously ill, to access high-quality care locally, at the right time and with the right professional.

Across England, local areas need to set up a network of urgent treatment centres (UTCs) which will replace the services currently provided by walk-in centres and minor injuries units. Walk-in centres and minor injuries units will then cease to exist. These UTCs aim to reduce confusion for people who need treatment quickly, usually within 24 hours, but do not need an emergency department (ED).  

We need to design our local approach to create a network of urgent treatment centres that meet the needs of local people, are consistent, easier to understand and deliver fair access across the area.  

Together We’re Better started a conversation in 2019 to understand what was working well and what could be improved in our urgent and emergency care services. More than 2,000 people shared their feedback, which our clinicians and staff used to inform proposals for future services. You can read the report of findings on the Together We’re Better website

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this work had to pause. It is now the right time to restart this conversation. But we know there may be new information that we need to consider, because:  

  • COVID-19 has had a big impact on all our services and your experiences may have changed, for example by using phone appointments 

  • some communities have had temporary service changes, for example the closure of Leek and Cannock minor injuries units 

  • our services have evolved, for example offering timeslots in our emergency departments through NHS 111 

  • there is new national guidance available that will need to be reviewed as we develop our future services. 

Three online events have taken place this October, and the survey is now closed. The feedback will help inform the development of future proposals.

New temporary change at Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital, Tamworth

Since we launched this listening exercise we are aware that a temporary change has been put in place at Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital in Tamworth. From Monday 11 October the Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) will be open between 8am and 9pm Monday to Friday. This means the unit will be closing an hour earlier than normal. You can find out more here .