UNITE the UNION: Save Derbyshire NHS Specialist Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Service


NHS Commissioners in Derbyshire want to cut the NHS Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Service that provides therapy to adults affected by trauma in their childhood. A public consultation is due to run from October to December 2018 with a decision made in February 2019.

Please make your voice heard in the campaign to save the Derbyshire NHS Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Service

What can I do?

Contact the Lead Commissioner to raise your concern: Dr Chris Clayton, Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group, 1st Floor North Point, Cardinal Square, 10 Nottingham Road, Derby. DE13QT. E mail: ceo.derbyshireccgs@nhs.net

Contact your MP and Local Councillor to raise your concern:
To find your MP follow the link https://www.theyworkforyou.
To find your local councillor follow the link https://www.gov.uk/find-your-local-councillors/

Contact the City and County Committees with responsibility for scrutiny of NHS proposals or copy them in to a letter to the Lead Commissioner:
David Taylor, Chair of Derbyshire Improvement and Scrutiny for Health Committee, County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire. DE4 3AG email: david.taylor@derbyshire.gov.uk
Jangir Khan, Chair of the Adults and Health Review Board, Council House, Corporation Street, Derby. DE1 2FS. Email: jangir.khan@derby.gov.uk

Please feel free to copy me into any correspondence you send to MPs or Councillors or Commissioners so that UNITE can keep an overview of the feedback they are receiving.

If you feel able to share your views or experiences of the value of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with local newspapers or TV please contact me. I can help you set up the contact so that your voice can be heard. Interviews can be anonymous.

UNITE believes Commissioners must appoint an independent organisation to collect the views of current and past Service Receivers once the Consultation starts. However, there is currently no confirmation of this and who can be contacted.

Further information about the threat and the campaign and a petition to sign can be found at:

Petition: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-derbyshires-nhs-specialist-psychotherapy-service
Website https://savederbynhspsychotherapy.blog
Twitter@ @DerbyPsychothe1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaveNHSDerbyPsychotherapy/

Please sign the petition (link below) to show your objection to this service being cut and send the link on to family and friends and others so they can also show their concern:
Petition: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-derbyshires-nhs-specialist-psychotherapy-service

Many thanks
Maureen Scott-Douglas
Regional UNITE Officer.
E mail: maureen.scott-douglas@unitetheunion.org
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