Merger on the cards for region’s NHS support units

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An NHS body which supports South Yorkshire’s GP-led clinical commissioning groups is merging with another organisation.

The NHS West and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Unit is joining up with its counterpart in North Yorkshire and Humber.

A consultation with 1,200 staff who work for the two CSUs is currently under way, and the merger is expected to be complete by October 1.

The new, single body will have a turnover of around £90 million, providing assistance to 23 clinical commissioning groups as well as councils, mental health and hospital trusts and doctors’ surgeries.

Alison Hughes, managing director of the West and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw CSU, said the merger was an ‘exciting move’.