A group of local GPs have backed the proposals outlined in the Healthy Weston consultation. Pier Health Group, a group of GP practices based in Weston-super-Mare, wrote to Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to formally declare their support for the proposals, as well as for the broader objectives of the Healthy Weston programme.

The letter of support states that Pier Health Group was unable to submit its views during the formal consultation period, as it hadn’t yet been formally constituted. The GPs were keen, however, to put their views on the record.

The Healthy Weston decision making business case (DMBC), which sets out recommended next steps for consideration by BNSSG CCG, will be published later this month. This follows a formal public consultation on the proposals which took place earlier this year. The document will receive public scrutiny from the North Somerset Health Overview and Scrutiny Panel on Monday 30th September, and on Tuesday 1st October recommendations will be made to Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG’s Governing Body about the future shape of services at Weston Hospital.

Read the letter from Pier Health Group

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Read the Healthy Weston consultation document