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.   

Nurse helps wish of four year old come true

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When four year-old Harry Lightfoot was recovering from surgery in hospital, he never dreamed he'd get to see a real-life helicopter. But his wish came true, thanks to one of the nurses who met him in the A&E department. Senior Sister Nicola Beckett not only managed to arrange for him to see the helicopter; he even got to meet the crew.