Why we need to change the way health and social care services are structured and delivered to meet the future needs of the people of Somerset
The NHS, together with Somerset County Council, has outlined some key areas for change if it is to provide the best health and care services now and in the future. There is a gap between where we are now and where we want to be in five years’ time, in three main areas:
Around the country, 44 Sustainability and Transformation Programmes (STPs) have been set up to help local health and social care organisations work together to close these gaps.
Somerset is one of those STPs and is developing a plan to meet our local health and care challenges
Somerset’s plan aims to help bring about lasting change in local services so we can help people to improve their health while making sure they get the best care and treatment when they need it. It is a five year plan that shows how health and social care services in Somerset need to change if they are to meet the needs of local people now and in the future.
Somerset’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan has been drawn up by
Our STP sets out a vision for Somerset’s health system, rather than fully-developed proposals. There will be discussions with staff, patients, the public, service users, carers and other interested groups to shape and develop these proposals for high quality, lasting services.
An NHS overview about STPs
Watch this video animation from NHS England about Sustainability and Transformation Plans
Read the full copy of the Somerset Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)
Read the summary version of the Somerset Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)
Read the Somerset Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) news release
You can tell us what you think about the STP or ask for more information by contacting us.
Somerset Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)
NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group
Freepost RRKL-XKSC-ACSG (No stamp required)
Phone 01935 385240
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