KPMG's report completed in 2014 into the issues within Staffordshire's local health economy which is yet to be published.
Dear NHS England,
I understand that KPMG completed its analysis and its report into Staffordshire's local health economy during the summer of 2014. The report was produced at great public expense yet it has not seen the light of day. Expected publication dates have come and gone without the report being made public.
NHS England claims to be a transparent organisation yet it is keeping this vital report under wraps.
As a Staffordshire County Councillor and the Shadow Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, I believe that it is in the public interest for the report to be published. If it is not, then public money has been used inappropriately.
The Staffordshire Health Economy faces many huge challenges. This report should create the basis for delivering solutions to these long standing problems. I call on you to publish the report immediately
County Councillor for the Leek South Division
Dear Charlotte Atkins
Our reference: SDR 378309 - Acknowledgement
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Dear Ms Atkins,
Re: Freedom of Information request (Our Ref: SDR-378309)
Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 13 December
Your exact request was:-
‘I understand that KPMG completed its analysis and its report into
Staffordshire's local health economy during the summer of 2014. The report
was produced at great public expense yet it has not seen the light of day.
Expected publication dates have come and gone without the report being
NHS England claims to be a transparent organisation yet it is keeping this
vital report under wraps.
I believe that it is in the public interest for the report to be
published. If it is not, then public money has been used inappropriately.
The Staffordshire Health Economy faces many huge challenges. This report
should create the basis for delivering solutions to these long standing
problems. I call on you to publish the report immediately’
I can confirm that NHS England holds information relevant to your request.
I can advise that in 2014 Monitor, NHS England and the NHS Trust
Development Authority agreed to fund additional support to help NHS
commissioners and providers within 11 identified local health economies,
to work together to develop integrated 5-year plans that were both
clinically and financially sustainable, and effectively address the local
challenges faced improving outcomes for the public and patients. Within
this programme KPMG was contracted to support the Staffordshire Local
Health Economy (LHE).
KPMG’s role, as the appointed supplier for Staffordshire, was to bring
together all partners within the local health economy to enable long-term
strategic planning in the most effective way, directly supporting the
development of the 5 year strategic plans that were submitted last summer
(2014) by the local commissioners and providers, who remain responsible
for developing and delivering strategic plans.
Useful lessons and insights into common challenges being faced by the 11
LHEs were captured to provide a springboard to others in developing, or
further developing, sustainable solutions for the future. The Intensive
Planning Support final report for the national programme – ‘Making Local
Health Economies Work Better for Patients’ - was published by the national
tripartite in December, with the aim of supporting future LHE work and
As the information held is in the public domain, we will under Section 21
of the FOI Act (information accessible to the applicant by other means)
refer you to the published source. The report can be accessed via the
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Dear FOI England (NHS ENGLAND),
The information supplied by NHS England is NOT what I requested. I know that the KPMG Report into the Staffordshire Health Economy is a very detailed report into the appalling state of the Staffordshire NHS. I have seen a summary of the KPMG report and the publication to which I have been referred bears no relation to that which I requested. I am disgusted that NHS England thinks I can be fobbed off with such an obviously unsatisfactory response. I appreciate that NHS England does not want more bad news made public about the present state of our health service but that is no excuse for ducking my FOI request. The publication of the actual KPMG report would be the starting point for local providers and commissioners of NHS care to get on top of the present problems. If nothing is done KPMG has concluded that the Staffordshire health economy will be in deficit by 2018 to the tune of over £200m.
Councillor Charlotte Atkins
Dear Cllr Atkins,
Re:- Freedom of Information (FOI) request (Our Ref: SDR-378309)
Thank you for your email dated 20 January 2015.
I am sorry you are dissatisfied with our handling of your FOI request.
Please be assured that I will review your comments with the relevant
policy team and provide you with a further response.
I hope this information is helpful. I will endeavour to respond as soon as
Freedom of Information Officer
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