Another huge thank you! Commissioners have formally withdrawn their threat to the Derbyshire NHS Psychodynamic Psychotherapy service!!

Another huge thank you!

Commissioners formally withdraw their threat to the Psychotherapy service!!

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Commissioners have finally confirmed that they are closing this woeful consultation altogether – four weeks early!

They also responded to the pressure to organise a much-needed review of all Derbyshire NHS Psychological Therapies.

This will give an overview of all the therapies currently available in Derbyshire and can inform the best way forward for patient care and not just be about saving money.

But we need to be watchful that, when the review ends, there are not further attempts by Commissioners to cut vital psychotherapy services.

For now though we can celebrate the way that together we have stopped this juggernaut in its tracks!

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On behalf of the Service Therapists and Service Receivers (past, present and future) we would like to say a big thank you to everybody who made this possible:

Every one of the 4000 + people who signed the petition
Service Receivers who spoke out, especially Mick and Krissi
Everyone at SOS NHS Derbyshire for joining up with us (thanks Peter et al)
UNITE for giving therapists a voice (thanks Maureen)
The County Council for its fearless scrutiny of Commissioners
Derbyshire Healthwatch for standing up for the interests of patients
38 degrees for hosting our petition
Derby City and Derbyshire MPs especially Chris Williamson
Derby and Derbyshire County Councillors for their support (especially Lisa Eldret, Derby Labour Leader)
UKCP (thanks Adam)
Others whose help has gone on behind the scenes, including Holly Daulby (from ‘Honest Communications’) who provided her media savvy

 

 

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A huge thank you!!!

A huge thank you!!!

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Thanks to you and your support we are on the verge of saving the Psychotherapy service!
Our Psychotherapy Service no longer under immediate threat!
In response to all our pressure Derbyshire NHS Commissioners have paused the consultation which still had five weeks to run.
Instead they are finally agreeing to organise a much- needed review of all Derbyshire NHS Psychological Therapies.
This will give an overview of all the therapies currently available in Derbyshire and can inform the best way forward for patient care and not just be about saving money.
But we need to be careful. This will need to be confirmed by the Commissioner’s full board meeting on 13th December.
And when the review of all psychological therapies ends, we need to watch for any further attempts to cut vital psychotherapy services.
We are nearly there!!! Watch this space for more information over the coming days. In the meantime….
Thank You!!!!