Simon Whitehouse has been appointed as the Director for the Staffordshire Together We’re Better programme. Simon will take up the position from the beginning of July to progress the transformation of health and social care for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent residents.
Mrs Oliver is a local patient who has experienced the benefits of Discharge to Assess. A short video featuring Mrs Oliver and introduced by Social Care Assessor, Andrew Vernon, can be viewed below:
In South Staffordshire we are passionate about ensuring better NHS health outcomes for all. This event will have a particular focus on improving our adult Mental Health Services and ensuring they include everyone. We want to find out if we are doing everything we can to commission and deliver the best Mental Health services possible.
6 June 2017 - 10:00 to 14:00 - lunch provided
The main purpose of the Sustainability & Transformation Plan (STP) is to improve everyone’s experience of access and care across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. It will do this by basing all of its proposals on working in natural communities across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent with populations of 30-70,000 people.
Staffordshire's GPs are being encouraged to recruit extra pharmacists to work in their surgeries. Why would that be a good idea? Let’s find out from Dr Muni Hussain of the Pharmacy Local Professional Network.
Created as part of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), a group made up of pharmacists, GPs, clinical commissioning groups and patients from across the county is to offer support and guidance to GP practices to apply for national funding to recruit clinical pharmacists to work in their surgeries.
Dr Bill Gowans, Medical Director for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent STP
“The vision for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) is one of helping people to stay well, and to receive the majority of the care they need closer to home. This involves looking at how we can get the right services out into the community and help people live healthier lives. If we can get that right, then a trip to A&E should go back to being for accidents and emergencies only, rather than what it has slowly become, which is the default option for urgent care.
The Chairs and Chief Executives of South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent NHS Partnership Trust (SSOTP) are entering into an ‘enhanced partnership’ arrangement to ensure improved patient care for the people of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
Chair of NHS Improvement, Ed Smith writes the latest in a series blogs focusing on Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) and questions how to take the right approach to planning.
You can read the blog in full here.