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NHS England public consultation on very specialist children's cancer services
NHS England (London and South East regions) has launched a public consultation on the proposed future location of very specialist cancer treatment services for children living in south London and much of south east England. The consultation started on 26 September and will close at midnight on 18 December 2023. The consultation will help NHS England decide where the proposed future Principal Treatment Centre for these children should be.
If you would like to participate in the public questions section of the meeting for this consultation, please email the partnership office.
Post meeting note
During the meeting there was a reference to a Freedom of Information request relating to the number of available level 3 intensive care beds at the Evelina London Hospital between 1 January 2023 and 31 August 2023.
NHS England would like to clarify that the 25 beds referenced within its pre-consultation business case, and subsequently at the meeting, reflect the total number of beds typically in use at Evelina London.
This is 19 beds within the paediatric intensive care unit, plus 6 of 10 beds in a newly established high dependency unit. Evelina London has an ability to increase the number beyond this to accommodate surges in demand. The total capacity in these units in Evelina London is 30 beds.
About the meeting
South West London Integrated Care Partnership is a committee that took on statutory responsibilities from 1 July 2022 as part of South West London Integrated Care System. Integrated Care Systems are partnerships of organisations that come together to plan and deliver joined up health and care services to improve the lives of people in their area.
There are two parts of the South West London Integrated Care System:
The Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) is a committee that brings the NHS together with other key partners, like local authorities, to develop a strategy to enable the Integrated Care System to improve health and wellbeing in its area.
The Integrated Care Board (ICB) is responsible for making sure that South West London NHS budget is used effectively and develops plans to improve people’s health, deliver higher quality care, and better value for money. NHS South West London makes the decisions about how health and care is planned and paid for locally.