Update on local plans to improve health and care across North West London
The latest version of the NW London-wide Sustainability & Transformation Plan (STP) was submitted to NHS England on Thursday 30 June. Colleagues representing the NHS and councils met on Thursday 14 July with a team led by Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England, to discuss it, and we are now waiting for formal feedback and will update you further once this is received.
Our CCG has been working closely with NHS and local government colleagues to develop local plans which feed into the overall STP, and patient groups and other stakeholders have been involved in its development. We will continue to engage patients, local residents, staff and the wider community through the summer to shape the next version.
STPs were introduced by NHS England to support delivery of their Five Year Forward View strategy, and there are 44 STP areas (footprints) across England. The STP is an opportunity to radically transform the way we provide health and social care. The main objective is to close the three main gaps identified in the Five Year Forward View:
- health and wellbeing – preventing people from getting ill and supporting people to stay as healthy as possible
- care and quality - consistent high quality services, wherever and whenever they are needed
- finances and efficiency - making sure we run and structure our services as effectively as possible
To tackle these three gaps, our current plans focus on five main areas which we believe will make the biggest difference to our health and care system in NW London. These areas are:
- keeping our communities healthier
- consistent high quality care for patients with long-term conditions
- better care for older people
- improving mental health support for adults and children
- high quality, effective and affordable services.
We will continue to keep you up-to-date on latest developments. The NHS and councils across NW London are working together to provide an even better health and care system for our two million residents.
Please click here to read the latest draft.
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