Oliver Heald MP's PQ on social care hub in Royston

Oliver Heald MP, North East Hertfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the decision by the Cambridge and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group on the options for an NHS and social care hub in Royston; and if he will make a statement.

Steve Brine - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

There is no current timeline for a decision on the option for a National Health Service and social care hub in Royston. Cambridge and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) options appraisal has now been developed and it will be reviewed by the Cambridge and Peterborough Sustainability and Transformation Partnership in due course.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Sustainability and Transformation Plan, published in October 2016, identified the need to establish capacity within general practice to create integrated hubs across the local area. Cambridge and Peterborough CCG is considering Royston Health Centre and the Hospital sites with an aim to integrate and co-locate services. The CCG is committed to including local community groups in this process.