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Integration ‘welcome’ but fears remain over funding cuts: report

11/04/2018

People 'broadly welcome' integration of local health and care services but fear plans to cut £578m from NHS spending in north east London will undermine the benefits, according to a new Healthwatch City of London report.

Our latest report, What Future Our NHS? highlights City and Hackney residents’ worries about changes to local health and care systems in the context of wider funding cuts to the NHS and local councils.

But the report shows that, overall, local people like the idea of closer integration

The report covers public questions and feedback from the What Future our NHS? meeting organised by Healthwatch City of London and Healthwatch Hackney at Amnesty International UK's HQ in Shoreditch on 8 March.

More than 70 City and Hackney residents and professionals attended the event, keen to find out more about integrated commissioning and grill local health and care leaders.

The report includes information on what is happening locally to bring health and care services together and questions from the public and from the panel of speakers.

Read Healthwatch Hackney’s What Future Our NHS? report here.

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