Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust have today published a Strategic Outline Case (SOC), which describes the next steps towards the reconfiguration of hospital services in Calderdale and Huddersfield.

This has also been submitted to NHS England and NHS Improvement for their review and approval.

You can download a copy of the Strategic Outline Case on the Trust’s website here.

This follows the announcement in December 2018 by the Department of Health and Social Care that the Trust has been allocated £196m to fund the reconfiguration of hospital services in Calderdale and Huddersfield.

The key clinical elements of the Strategic Outline Case service model proposals are the same as have been previously shared and discussed publicly at scrutiny. However, this version incorporates a revised financial profile in line with the NHS 10-year planning framework, which has been distributed to all NHS provider organisations across Englan.

Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield CCGs and the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership have provided further letters of support for the plans. These letters have been included within the Strategic Outline Case.

The Trust will continue to engage and involve local people, staff and key stakeholders in the next steps to deliver the proposed future model for hospital services in Calderdale and Huddersfield.

The Strategic Outline Case is on the agenda for the Trust’s next public Trust board meeting on Thursday 2nd May 2019.