Innovative local health and care hubs feature in new national report

Two local health and care hubs have been singled out as examples of innovation and excellence in a national report.

Northfield Village in Stafford and the proposed development of the Outwoods site at Queen’s Hospital in Burton have appeared as case studies in a report looking into how the NHS can best manage its estate in the future.

The report – entitled ‘Laying the foundations for place based health and social care’ – praises Northfield as a “bold new model of integrated services”, while the Strategic Transformational, Real Innovation, Delivery Excellence (STRIDE) scheme at Outwoods is highlighted as an pioneering example of how an NHS trust can use its estate to develop an integrated ‘health village’ to benefit the local community.

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.”