Issues paper easy-read version – June 2018

Improving Healthcare Together issues paper easy-read version June 2018

This document describes the long-standing healthcare challenges present in Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton, the compelling set of reasons why change has to happen now and three potential solutions using short, simple sentences and pictures. Below is an extract of the introduction:


3 NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are looking at ways to improve hospital services in Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton.

They are:

  • NHS Surrey Downs CCG
  • NHS Sutton CCG
  • NHS Merton CCG

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are responsible for the health of people in their area. They plan and pay for health services in the area.

The major hospitals in our area are:

  • St Helier Hospital
  • Epsom Hospital

The 2 hospitals are part of Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust.

This document explains:

  • Why hospital services need to change
  • The main issues for the health services
  • Some possible ways to change

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