Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown calls for closer working between local authorities and the NHS

23rd July 2018

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown calls for closer working between local authorities and health services and highlights the success of the excellent joint commissioning board in Gloucestershire.

Does my hon. Friend agree that it is essential that both local authorities and the health service work more closely together to provide a seamless combined service? That requires a change in culture at local level, similar to the one in Gloucestershire, where we have an excellent joint commissioning board.

My hon. Friend is right about that and right to highlight the work of his local authority, which is a pioneer in collaborating more closely with the local NHS. That is showing tremendous results on the ground in reducing delayed transfers of care, which are stopping people from getting into the NHS in the first place. I hope that others can learn from Gloucestershire’s example.



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