B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire Sustainability Transformation Plan published
Health and care organisations across Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Swindon and Wiltshire have today (14 December) published their Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).
The STP sets out an initial framework of how health organisations, local authorities and other key stakeholders will work together over the next five years to deliver a shared vision to improve service quality, improve the health and wellbeing of population across B&NES, Wiltshire and Swindon, and deliver financial stability.
The emerging priorities outlined in the plan include:
- More focus on prevention of ill health and earlier intervention
- Transforming Primary Care
- Making best use of technology and our public estate
- A modern workforce
- Improved collaboration across our hospital trusts
Overall, across B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) the standard of health and care services compare well to other areas of England. However, as our population continues to grow and people are living longer, often with long-term health conditions, the increasing demand being placed on our health and care services is falling out of line with the amount of available funding. At the same time, health inequalities are widening. Certain groups of people are more likely to develop particular diseases and more likely to die from them early. We also know that the way people experience their care can be different, with some areas benefiting from better quality health services than others.
A key theme throughout the STP is an increased focus on preventing ill health and promoting peoples’ independence through the provision of more joined up services in or closer to peoples’ homes.
The BSW Sustainability and Transformation Plan summary is available to download at: www.wiltshireccg.nhs.uk
A series of public events will be published soon – please keep checking websites for more information.