We will carefully record and review all of the feedback we receive. Individual responses to the questionnaire will remain anonymous and confidential and all responses will be analysed by an independent organisation. All the analysis will then be made publicly available. Hearing the views of people through the consultation process is an important part of the decision making and will be fully taken into account alongside other essential factors such as clinical, financial and practical considerations. Any decision to proceed with one or more of the preferred service changes will be informed by the outcome of the consultation and any subsequent decisions taken by the NHS Lincolnshire CCG Board.
Currently we anticipate that any decision about the future of these four NHS services will be made in the early part of 2022.
The feedback from the public consultation is really important but does not represent a vote on, or a veto over, any form of change. The independent report of the results will be published on our website and the decision-making process will be assured by NHS England.