Our Vision

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Our Vision and Design Principles

Our vision is that health and social care services in Wiltshire should support and sustain independent living because we believe that’s what people want.

Our model for the future of healthcare in Wiltshire is based on three key principles

  1. Encourage and support Wiltshire residents to take on more responsibility for their own health and wellbeing
  2. Provide fair access to a high quality and affordable system of care for the greatest number of people
  3. Provide less care in hospitals and more care at home or in the community

To achieve these aims we will need to change the way in which we spend our budget.

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We want to:

Spend more money on health education and prevention to encourage you to take more personal responsibility for your health and wellbeing.

Spend more money to improve community care and increase the range of services provided in a local setting – closer to where you live.

As a result, we would need to spend less money on providing bed-based care in hospital

Healthcare that is centred around you

Our model for the future of healthcare in Wiltshire is centred around you, the patient.

For approximately every 20,000 people, we want to provide an integrated team of GP surgeries, community nurses and therapists together with social worker support.

This diagram shows how health and social care services in Wiltshire will be centred around you.

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