Latest update from Herefordshire & Worcestershire STP

Across Herefordshire and Worcestershire, health and care organisations are committed to always providing safe and effective services, it has come to light that the way some services are run may need to change. The reason for this is because we have a growing population and rising demands on services, and with the resources that are available care needs to be provided.

What does this mean:

  • Reducing duplication and make services easier to navigate and access
  • All of us doing more to support healthy living, or to self-care and manage aspects of our conditions
  • Providing more care at home or closer to home, reducing avoidable hospital admissions
  • Potentially travelling further for more specialist services so we can ensure they are safely and appropriately staffed with the right level of expertise. 

Herefordshire and Worcestershire (and across the country) are working together to help make sure the NHS is safe and sustainable for the future.  This is called the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) and is about implementing the NHS' Five Year Forward View.

The Herefordshire and Worcestershire STP is currently a draft outline plan, the latest version was published in November 2016.

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