South East Clinical Senates

Independent, clinical and strategic advice for health systems in the south east

Independent Review of Hartlepool Assisted Reproduction Unit

Hartlepool and Stockton-On-Tees CCG asked the Clinical Senate to undertake an independent review of the reasons behind the announced closure of the Hartlepool Assisted Reproduction Unit (part of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust). The Unit was closed at short notice and the local authority had secured a High Court Injunction to force the re-opening of the ARU until a review of potential future options (informed by the findings of the Clinical Senate) and a full public consultation had taken place.

Clinical Senate

Northern England

Status:

Complete

Date:

Apr-16

Types of Work:

Clinical Review

Theme

Service Optimisation

Policy / Documentation

No

Specialised Commissioning

No

STP / ACS Development Plans

No

Urgent & Emergency Care

No

Multiple Clinical Services

No

Children & Maternity

yes

Cardiac

No

Stroke & Vascular

No

Mental Health

No

Respiratory

No

MSK

No

ENT

No

Community Services/ Hubs

No

Diagnostics / Hubs

No

Primary Care

No

Public Health

No

Care Planning

No

Communications

No

Workforce

No

Link to web page or report

http://www.hartlepoolandstocktonccg.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/NorthernXEnglandXClinicalXSenateXreportXJune16.pdf