STP Transformational Goals

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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.

BBC Radio Stoke interviews Staffordshire NHS leader Andrew Donald about the changes that need to be made to improve services

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BBC Radio Stoke has interviewed Andrew Donald, Accountable Officer of Stafford and Surrounds, Cannock Chase and South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Groups, about the challenges currently facing the NHS and the changes that need to be made via initiatives such as STPs to improve services.

Public Conversation Events

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In November and December 2016, Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire hosted ‘Conversation’ events that presented an opportunity for the public to hear about why, nationally, all areas are producing Sustainability and Transformation Plans, what our local health and care challenges are, and the main areas of work being focussed on as part of the STP work in our area. Those present then had the opportunity to ask questions and set out their comments.

Patient Reference Groups for the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Sustainability and Transformation Plan

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Patients and members of the public can now apply to join Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) patient reference groups. The creation of the patient reference groups are the next stage in the STP following the series of ten “Conversation Staffordshire” and “Conversation Stoke-on-Trent” events, hosted by both local Healthwatch organisations during November and December 2016, which were attended by more than 200 people.

Publication of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Sustainability and Transformation Plan

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Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent’s  Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for developing local health and social care services over the next five years has been published today, Thursday 15 December 2016, for further public discussion and feedback 

This follows on from a series of ten “Conversation Staffordshire” and “Conversation Stoke-on-Trent” events hosted by both local Healthwatch organisations during November and December.  Full reports on the events will be made available by Healthwatch. A summarised version of the STP has also been published today and the “you said we did” section demonstrates how health and care leaders are already taking that feedback on board.