Next steps in considering the options

We have just run three workshops with members of the public, NHS professionals and other experts to evaluate the potential solutions for challenges at Epsom and St Helier hospitals.

The workshops considered a wide range of criteria including travel, equalities, deprivation, clinical quality and deliverability.

There is much more work to do and the CCGs will consider the outputs of the workshop alongside additional evidence and other analysis, including financial assessments, as it moves forward.

We will submit all of this work in due course to be assessed by our regulators, NHS England and NHS Improvement.

No preferred solution has been decided at this point, or any decision made.