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What is the STP? 

The local Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) is a really important long-term plan to address some of the local health and care issues we have, to improve health for people across the area, and to ensure we can to provide safe and sustainable care into the future.

This means putting prevention and self-care at the heart of what we do, strengthening and sustaining our GP services, developing our ‘out of hospital’ offer, providing safe and sustainable specialist services such as cancer and maternity, and ensuring that people can access the right urgent and emergency care services, without delays when needed. We also need to have the right systems and workforce to enable the changes we will need to make.

After publishing the first draft of our STP in November 2016, we have been out collecting some initial views from patients, stakeholders and the wider public.  There was broad support for the fairly high level themes, including doing much more to keep people well and out of hospital, and over the last few months we have updating our plans and adding further details based on that feedback.

These will be shared with our statutory partners and boards throughout July, ahead of taking the updated plans back out to the public and our staff for further discussion and engagement. This will include some focussed work on the role of technology, and issues like travel and transport which we know people are concerned about.

We are committed to providing really good NHS services for people throughout Herefordshire and Worcestershire and while there will be changes to how things are delivered, there are lots of opportunities to make real improvements too. We won’t make any significant changes to how services are run or accessed without engaging or consulting with those affected first.

Who is involved?

Worcestershire County Council, Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG NHS, South Worcestershire CCG NHS, Wyre Forest CCG NHS, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, 4 Primary Care Collaborations, Herefordshire Council, Herefordshire CCG NHS, Wye Valley NHS Trust, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Taurus GP Federation

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