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How we might we influence Local Authorities to oppose health cuts, closures and Sustainability and Transformation Plans and Accountable Care Organisations? ALL councillors have a duty to oversee and scrutinise the work of Health Trusts and CCG’s. Some have representatives who have sit on health boards but ALL Local Authorities have a powerful and statutory role in overseeing any reconfiguration proposals through their Joint Scrutiny roles. They can exercise that power forcefully but must be made aware of their briefs. Health Campaigns Together has produced an excellent broadsheet (Into the Red Zone) for councillors which can be found on the […]
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