Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have made the decision to end the public consultation regarding future arrangements for the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy service.
The move was agreed at the CCGs Governing Bodies in common meeting 13 December 2018. A pause to the consultation had been put in place 4 December 2018.
Dr Chris Clayton, Chief Executive Officer of the CCGs said: “This is further to feedback we have received from a range of sources and the pause to the consultation which we announced on 4 December.
“Commissioning services that best meet the needs of our service users and patients within the resources available is of paramount importance to us and we now feel that we should extend our approach and conduct a wider review of the range psychological therapy services currently available.
“The decision made by our Governing Bodies at their meeting in common 13 December to end the current Psychodynamic Psychotherapy public consultation will enable us to deliver a programme of engagement to support this wider review.”
Mark Powell, Chief Operating Officer at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, which is commissioned by Derbyshire CCGs to provide this service said: “We welcome the CCGs’ decision.
“We will engage in the wider review of psychological therapy services and encourage the involvement of patients, staff, carers and others in the review, as this will be vitally important to shaping these services for the future.”
Derbyshire CCGs would like to thank everyone for their responses to the previous consultation.