John Holden

The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 28th update – John Holden

It’s a short blog this week, reflecting the fact that there have not been lots of meetings, with all the associated paperwork that is the staple diet of the usual blog. Instead, we have been focused on preparing for the 25 July 2014 event which brings together all our engagement and advisory groups; developing a […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 27th update – John Holden

Your feedback We’ve been asked about feedback from the Trust visits (led by Professor Deirdre Kelly, at the invitation of the Clinicians’ Group) and whether there will be a write-up on individual units. The answer is that we will not publish any commentary on individual units, nor will we use the visits to drive decisions […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 26th update – John Holden

Your feedback We had a lively discussion at our Patient & Public Group Meeting on 13 June 2014, which began with a robust challenge from some attendees about current quality in surgical units, the accessibility of public & patient meetings, and the nature and breadth of our planned consultation. This sort of encounter can be […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 25th update – John Holden

Your feedback From time to time we are challenged as to whether the review has a pre-determined outcome. Some think we have already decided that one or more units have to close, and that we know which ones. Others think that we have already decided that no units will close, come what may. The truth […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 24th update – John Holden

Your feedback Thank you for your continuing support and feedback. We are very conscious that the success of this review relies on active engagement from all its stakeholders, some of whom – I know – feel that it wasn’t needed in the first place, or should have been resolved sooner. We have now almost completed […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 23rd update – John Holden

Your feedback During the Trust visits carried out by Professor Deirdre Kelly and members of the review team, questions have been asked about the scope of our work and the way in which different aspects of the service are being taken into account. I thought I would take this opportunity to provide some clarification. In […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 22nd update – John Holden

Your feedback Following discussion in our engagement events and notes in the blog, thank you for your comments on “what does a good consultation look like?” Please continue to share your views on this with us; you can do so either by posting your comments on the blog or alternatively by emailing the review team […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 21st update – John Holden

Your feedback In response to interest expressed by all three of our engagement and advisory groups (Providers, Clinicians and Patient & Public), we are planning to organise a joint meeting of these groups and the review team are currently working to find an acceptable date for this meeting. We will let you know as soon […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 20th update – John Holden

Your feedback Some of you have asked about the arrangements for our different engagement events, and the demands they place on people. Most recently we’ve been asked about the Easter holiday events for children and young people. We are running these events during the holidays to allow as many children and young people as possible […]

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The new Congenital Heart Disease review: 19th update – John Holden

Your feedback Thank you to everyone who has submitted documents and references in response to our call for evidence. We have passed these on to the team at ScHARR who are conducting a literature review for us. The deadline for submissions has now passed and so we cannot guarantee that any further submissions will be […]

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