Join our campaign to save the Chelsea and Westminster Spina Bifida clinic
Shine recently learned that a unique specialist clinic, the only one of it's kind, based at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, which has improved the lives of countless people managing the challenges of spina bifida since it's inception, is set to close in July.
Shine has an obligation to our members, many of whom benefit from the unparalleled expertise of the clinic's expert staff, and cannot allow this decision to go unchallenged.
If you or someone you know is affected by the condition, has benefitted from the clinic's services, or simply recognise the importance of services like these, please take a moment to lend your support to this petition.
It only takes a few minutes and is completely free of charge. To add your signature to our petition, please click here
Shine has issued a press release to national media which included a link to an open letter which has been sent to the following people:
- Simon Stevens, Head of NHS England
- Dr Fiona Butler, Chair, West London Clinical Commissioning Group
- Sir Malcolm Grant CBE: Chair, NHS England Board
- Professor Sir Bruce Keogh: National Medical Director, NHS England
- Professor Jane Cummings: Chief Nursing Officer, NHS England
- Dr Fiona Butler, Chair, West London Clinical Comm Gp, NHS West London CCG
- Leslie Watts, CEO
- Zoe Penn, Medical Director, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust
- Sir Tom Hallett-Hughes, Chair, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Penny Mordaunt, MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work
- Debbie Abrahams, Shadow Minister for Disabled People
For a copy of the letter, or a template letter which you can use to write to your local MP and encourage them to get behind our campaign, see the download links below.