The Challenge


The Challenge

Over the next five years, we know that demand for NHS services in Wiltshire will continue to increase but the money we have available to spend on these services will stay the same.


How will we meet this challenge?

As you might expect, we have a plan to enable us to respond to this challenge.

It sets out how we can provide high quality but affordable health services in Wiltshire between now and 2019. We won’t be doing it alone. Our partners, Wiltshire Council are vital to the success of these joint initiatives.

It will mean some major changes to the shape of healthcare services in Wiltshire. As the organisation responsible for designing and commissioning those services, we are keen to make them both affordable and the best possible for local people.

We believe that health and social care services in Wiltshire should support and sustain independent living and we have designed our future system based on three key important principles

Our Three 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