Your article and interview with Dr Armstrong explores the issues surrounding the MSK issue usefully (March 5).
But it does leave me wondering why the legal advice originally given to the CCG was that competitive tendering was essential, while the revised legal advice is quite different, concurring with that apparently provided to the existing provider.
If there is a desire to restructure the service, why not negotiate this with the current provider in the first place? This would have saved the hundreds of thousands of pounds spent on a learning process, the total of which would have run Adur Voluntary Action for over five years.
We do wish the CCG well in learning from this process, which has demonstrated the high level of public interest in Adur about ensuring a secure future for accessible, locally accountable NHS services.
Adur Voluntary Action
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