I have been dealing with an elderly resident of Tidbury Green who has been attending the doctors surgery at Hollyoaks Medical Centre, Wythall for over 60 years. This effectively means he is a resident of Solihull MBC and attends a surgery in Redditch and Bromsgrove area. Both are covered by different NHS.
The issue arose when the resident required blood testing for a condition and district nurses were asked to visit. There then became a bit of a disagreement as to who covered this issue.
The issue has been cleared up and I am happy to say the resident is now getting the required service. I have had this response from Dr Chitnis, Chair and Clinical Lead, NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Chair and Clinical Lead NHS Solihull CCG:
‘The NHS is different to local authorities in terms of the responsible population as they are not based on the same geographical areas. Clinical Commissioning Groups hold the budget for the vast majority of NHS services, including community (district) nursing. So in terms of this, community nursing is commissioned/contracted by CCGs.