No.15 – 17 December 2016
Exeter City Council No Confidence Vote
At the Full Council meeting meeting held on 13 December 2016, Exeter City Council considered a motion put by Cllr Chris Musgrave.
The motion said:
Exeter City Council notes that the Government requires 44 Footprint Areas across the UK to prepare NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans for their area which will:-
i. Contribute to cuts of at least £2.5bn nationally this year, and £22bn within the next five years, to wipe out the NHS so-called financial deficit; and
ii. achieve this by implementing ‘new models of care’ that are set out in NHS England’s 5-Year Forward View (2014).
NHS bodies are severely limited in how they can oppose these cuts because they risk losing access to the £8bn NHS Transformation Fund.
However, local authorities are in an excellent position to make clear their complete opposition to the programme.
Exeter City Council therefore calls on Devon County Council to join together with other Councils and campaign groups to widely publicise the details of all proposed cuts and changes to local NHS services.
We further call on Devon County Council to refuse to sign up to any STP, until the local proposals have been subject to a full and proper consultation.”
The motion was carried unanimously.