Sustainability and Transformation Plan
Healthier Lancashire & South Cumbria has published its plan to help people in the area to be healthier, enhance the quality of care across the county and put health and care services on a sustainable footing.
The Sustainability and Transformation Programme (STP) reaffirms the need for health and care organisations to work together to transform services and the way people use and access them. It is a roadmap for delivering better health outcomes, a better experience for patients and the best use of NHS resources now and in the future.
It can be viewed on the new Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria engagement website at www.LancashireSouthCumbria.org.uk, or click on the link at the bottom of the page to download it.
Lancashire and South Cumbria is one of 44 STP ‘footprints’ that have been established across England to deliver the NHS Five Year Forward View vision of better health, better patient care and improved NHS efficiency. It represents 33 NHS and local council organisations, along with third sector partners.
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Some of the key priorities set out in the plan include:
- Creating a system based on helping people to be healthier. Preventing illness and supporting people to be healthier for longer.
- Bringing help closer to people’s homes and using technology to empower and improve the quality of care people receive.
- Relieving the financial pressures on our local NHS by doing things more efficiently; such as avoiding duplication, waste and providing the most clinically effective interventions at the appropriate time, place and way.
Dr Amanda Doyle, GP and STP Lead for Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria, said: “For too long in this area we have had some of the poorest health in the country. Our Sustainability and Transformation Plan provides an overview of the case for change and the state of our local health and care services. It describes the process we have undertaken to identify and understand what health outcomes and quality of care we should aspire to, and a projection of the impact of an ageing population, increasing needs, and constrained resources.”
Local Delivery Plans
This STP is made up of local plans called Local Development Plans (LDPs) across five areas: Central Lancashire, West Lancashire, Pennine Lancashire, Fylde Coast and the Bay Health & Care Partners area.
Together A Healthier Future is a programme to improve our health and care system in Pennine Lancashire, which is made up of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen. To find out more about the Local Delivery Plan for Pennine, visit www.togetherahealthierfuture.org.uk