The national health service has told us of one ongoing consultation that could affect accident and emergency (A&E) services. This is the consultation on proposals affecting Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust.
The NHS has told us of seven other proposals where consultation on proposed changes that could affect A&E services is planned. The NHS trusts covered by these planned consultations are:
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust;
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust;
Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust;
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust;
Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust;
Royal Surrey County Hospitals NHS Trust;
Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust;
Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust;
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust;
Royal West Sussex NHS Trust;
Worthing and Southlands Hospitals NHS Trust; and
East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust.
The proposals concerned are not solely about changes to A&E services but depending on the outcome of consultation it is possible that there could be changes to A&E services at some of these trusts.
It is likely that other sets of proposals will come forward for consultation in the future that could affect other A&E services.