With the NHS across the country facing unprecedented challenges, it is more important than ever that we work with our population and as a health economy, to mobilise the change needed to ensure NHS services are sustainable for the future.
NHS England's Five Year Forward View sets out a clear direction for the NHS in terms of the change that is needed and ehat it will look like. This includes a radical upgrade in prevention and public health, and giving patients far greater control of their own care.
It also outlines new models of care, and it is essential that the population is part of the journey towards delivery of these models so they understand why change is necassary and how they can help the NHS by using services appropriately.
The Five Year Forward View is being addressed through a number of interlinked plans, which require all NHS organisations to work collaboratively. There has been a national mandate for health and care economies to work across bigger footprints to deliver Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs).
Their are five local delivery plans (LDPs) across our footprint all delivering five year plans which will seek to develop and modernise services to improve the health and wellbeing of the residents across our footprint.