New vision launched by Together We’re Better

Together We're Better has launched a new vision to provide clear direction on what the partners are working together to achieve.

Senior leaders, clinicians and lay members of local NHS, local government and independent organisations this week threw their collective support behind Together We’re Better’s new vision statement:

“Working with you to make Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent the healthiest places to live and work.”

Improving poor cancer survival rates and providing better support in recovery

Partners of Together We’re Better, the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, will improve the lives of local people living with and beyond cancer, thanks to new funding provided by Macmillan Cancer Support.

Working with GPs across Staffordshire, the aim is to increase the number of people taking up the offer of screening. This will help diagnose cancer early and improve the chances of the treatment working. Too many people are being diagnosed with cancer in accident and emergency departments as they are only seeking help when they are experiencing pain or discomfort.