George urges people to ‘get involved’.

KNUTSFORD’S MP, George Osbourne has backed our hospital trust’s bid to become a ‘public membership’ body.

East Cheshire NHS Trust began a programme of public consultation for its plans to become an NHS Foundation Trust in November. The consultation process began at the beginning of November with three public meetings on the plans being held in Winsford, Congleton and Crewe. Guardian readers reported low turnouts for one of the events – in Winsford – and now George Osborne, MP for Tatton, is urging residents from across the area to get involved in the process.

Read the full story in the Knutsford Guardian

NHS North of England raises questions over East Cheshire FT bid | HSJ Local | Health Service Journal

BMJ 29 JUNE, 2012

STRUCTURE: The regional director of NHS North of England has warned of risks connected to the “long-term requirements” of the trust’s local population, in relation to its bid for foundation status.

Commissioners NHS Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral recently confirmed that they had decided to support an independent bid by East Cheshire to become a foundation trust.

via NHS North of England raises questions over East Cheshire FT bid | HSJ| Health Service Journal.

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