Sustainability transformation plan and NHS five year forward view
What next and how can I get involved?
Compared to other STP areas, we do not have an established relationship across all the health and care organisations with the B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire footprint so we are at an early stage of STP development.
We shared our outline proposals for the next five years with NHS England in June and will submit more detailed plans at the end of October. This will enable us to qualify for additional funding through the Sustainability and Transformation Fund from 2017/18 onwards, to help deliver our plans.
Drawing on the experience and clinical expertise of our workforce and those that use health and care services, as well as their carers, will help us to redesign services and to develop new models of care that are sustainable.
Across our combined area, we already have a wealth of patient insight and useful information from recent consultation and engagement activity. However the STP offers our stakeholders a new opportunity to inform our plans for local health and care services and we are committed to ensuring everyone's views are taken into consideration at all stages of the process. We are working closely with Healthwatch (the consumer champion in health and care) in B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire to make sure the voice of local people is represented as our plans begin to take shape.
Updates on our STP will be shared at CCG board meetings, AGMs and Council meetings, please check individual organisation websites for details of these. A wider programme of public engagement will commence in the autumn and more information on this will be available here shortly. In the meantime if you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch by e-mail to ruh-tr.STP-BSW@nhs.net
You can read more about Sustainability and Transformation Plans, how they will work across the country and what they mean for the NHS on the NHS England website.
Further details are included in the following document: