New Directorate of Public Health in place by 1st July

The latest news from the public health team is that they will be moving from the Directorate of Adult Services and Health to a new Directorate of Public Health.

This change gives an opportunity to reshape the current directorate, establish their own identity within the council and develop their aim of embedding the health and wellbeing agenda across Worcestershire County Council as well as the wider county. The new directorate arrangements will be in place by 1st July.

Across the broader agenda, the Health and Wellbeing Board has had a central role in the development of their Sustainable Transformation Plan (STP). The plan will show how local services across the agreed footprint of Worcestershire and Herefordshire will evolve and become sustainable over the next five years as part of a new approach to help ensure that health and care services are planned by place rather than solely around individual institutions.

The STP will outline how each area will pursue the ‘triple aim’ set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View – improved health and wellbeing, transformed quality of care delivery, and sustainable finances.

The STP for the local footprint will be submitted in June following approval by the Board, with a view to implementation commencing in autumn 2016.

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