Challenging closures and cuts - Reasons
Why do some mental health services get cut?
The NHS Constitution has principles on how the NHS should be run. Principle 6 talks about “providing best value for taxpayers’ money and the most effective, fair and sustainable use of finite resources”. This means that the NHS must review its services regularly. Sometimes services no longer fit with the NHS plans or budgets.
NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and local authorities decide which services they will offer in their area. These people are called ‘commissioners’. If commissioners must make cuts they will sometimes close services and replace them with a cheaper alternative.
Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are NHS organisations set up to organise the delivery of NHS services in England. Each CCG organises NHS services in its local area.
To find out your local CCG you can look here.
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