Bristol CCG received a petition signed by 5000 members of the public on 5 May 2015. The petition stated the following:
"We, the undersigned, call on Bristol CCG to keep NHS services out of the hands of the private sector. This strategy should apply, for example, in the current process of deciding which organisation should be given the contract for providing Adult Community Health Services and Children’s Community Health Services. We also call on them to involve patients and the public in a meaningful and influential way in all stages of the contracting (procurement) process."
Bristol CCG will ensure that the views expressed in the petition are taken into consideration as we go forward with our planning and commissioning of services.