CCG has plans to cut services for disabled children, report says

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Services for disabled children and young people in South Gloucestershire are planned to be cut, according to a new report.

Campaign group 38 Degrees has highlighted proposed cuts being put forward by health bosses in the area which could amount to around £5m.

First in line in the new wave of cuts could be disability services which could see a demand for firms in the area to pick up where public health service are unable to provide.

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The local CCG says it has consulted the public on proposals before putting them into operation, but 38 Degrees says the plans shed light on “how seriously patient care in South Gloucestershire could be affected.”

A spokesperson for South Gloucestershire CCG told a local newsapper: “The challenging financial position of the NHS in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire is well known. We have been very open about the requirement to make savings in order to protect services for the long term.

“Over the last few months we have been actively engaging with patients, the public and stakeholders to ask their feedback on proposals to improve services and increase efficiency – all of which is outlined on our websites.

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