North London Partners in health and care

Engagement on the draft case for change


In our engagement phase, which ran from August 2018 to October 2018, we invited feedback on the draft case for change via an online questionnaire, via email and in writing.  We also worked with colleagues at NHS CCGs, local hospitals, other healthcare providers and voluntary sector partners to promote the opportunity to feed back. 

The draft case for change explains why we believe that adult elective orthopaedic services need to change and some of our ideas about how this could be achieved.  

To seek feedback, we attended community events in all five boroughs (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington) and co-hosted a number of open public meetings.  In total we talked to over five hundred people and reached out to thousands more via social media.  Our engagement was informed by a desktop equalities review. The feedback we received has been independently evaluated, and what we heard has informed the next steps of our review.

> People welcomed the proposal to create specialist orthopaedic elective centres.

> The exercise was large-scale and participants engaged positively.

> It is early in the process, and the engagement response supports the programme continuing to explore the potential for specialist centres.

> Where participants had concerns, these were often questions or related to issues / caveats to be addressed later in the review

Detailed information about the feedback received can be seen on the engagement phase feedback page.

We formally fed back the evaluation of our engagement and our thinking to the Joint Commissioning Committee of the five NCL CCGs in December 2018 and January 2019.  You can read more about what was taken to these committees, and also see copies of the reports on our engagement phase feedback page.  

The draft case for change is being updated to reflect many of the views we heard through the engagement phase.