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.”

Together We’re Better is the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. It is made up of NHS and local government organisations that are working closely together to transform health and care for people living and working in the area. The two Healthwatch also have a seat at the decision-making table.

Sir Neil McKay, Independent Chairman for Together We’re Better, said: “It’s important that, as a partnership tasked with transforming health and care locally we share a collective vision for where we want to be heading.

“Much like other areas of the country, we know we face a number of challenges that means achieving this vision will not be easy. However, both the ambition and willpower is there among our partners to make it a reality and I’m hugely excited about the journey we are embarking on.”

Together We’re Better Director Simon Whitehouse echoed Sir Neil’s determination to ensure everyone living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is fully invested in the future.

“This new vision is central to everything we do moving forwards. We know that a tremendous amount of hard work will be required in order to get there but, as a partnership of NHS, local government and independent organisations, we are committed to working with everyone to make Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent the healthiest places to live and work.”

“A collective vision is an important step, but the reality is that this is about the behaviours, culture and approach that we adopt in working together to improve health and care outcomes for local people. Making sure we understand what is important to local people and develop our services to deliver them in a way that is affordable is essential as we move forwards.”

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