Healthier for longer – Wiltshire CCG launches future health plans

People in Wiltshire are being asked to support plans to encourage them to take more responsibility for their own health and wellbeing. This is just one of the principles the NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)  is proposing as part of a five year plan to improve healthcare services.

In addition, the CCG, has developed a model which will provide more care at home or in the community ensuring that there is fair and equal access to services across the county.

Wiltshire CCG is the organisation responsible for planning and paying for all NHS services in the county and is led by local GPs.  It has prepared a draft five year plan which sets out its plans for changing the structure of healthcare services in Wiltshire.

Staff from the CCG are visiting a wide range of organisations and community groups to gain feedback and opinion on the plans. In addition, there are also a series of public meetings. Some meetings have already taken place.

Dr Stephen Rowlands, Chair of Wiltshire CCG, said:

The next five years will be a period of change for healthcare services in Wiltshire.  Our Five Year Plan is all about supporting people to live healthy, independent lives in their own homes and communities.  We need to keep people out of hospital as much as possible and we will need people to take more responsibility for their own health and the health of others to help us do this.”

“I would encourage anyone with an interest in healthcare to come along to one of our public meetings if they want to understand what these changes will mean for them and their local NHS services.”

Anyone who would like to attend future events or would like further information should contact Wiltshire CCG’s Communications and Engagement team on 01380 736010 or communications.wiltshireccg@nhs.net