Sustainability and Transformation Plan


The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Sustainability Plan (STP) is published below. It sets out the vision, ambitions and priorities for the future of health and care in the region and is the result of many months of discussions across the STP partnership, including with patient representative groups and the voluntary sector.


The goal is for everyone in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to have a great start in life, with support to stay healthy and live longer.

Prevention is at the heart – from in the home to hospital care. The plan focuses on people staying well in their own neighbourhoods whilst introducing new services, improving co-ordination between those that exist and have staff working in the best way to meet people’s needs.

Alongside reshaping and strengthening primary and community services, by working as a network of 25 partners, access to specialist hospital care will be improved so that no matter where people live, they have excellent, high quality care and experiences.

Other factors affecting health will be a focus, including education, employment and housing to not only improve the health but the wellbeing and life chances of everyone in the region.

Being shared widely, staff, patients and the public are invited to share their views to help shape further work and deliver our ambitions for improved health and care.

Between December 2016 and March 2017, we will connect and talk with staff in each of our partner organisations and local communities about the plan. We will also be working with Healthwatch and our voluntary sector partners to ensure we have input and views from a wide range of communities.

We will take account of all views and feed these back into our plans.

Contact:

If you have any questions about the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw STP, please contact Helen or Sophie in the STP programme management office. You can also email helloworkingtogether@nhs.net

Below are three videos highlighting our journey so far.

Message from Sir Andrew Cash, Sustainability and Transformation Lead, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw STP

"Over the last nine months, 25 partner organisations have come together to develop and agree the vision, ambitions and priorities for the future of our region’s health and care.

"We have one collective goal – to enable everyone in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to have a great start in life, with support to stay healthy and live longer.

"Having come together to understand the challenges we all face, prevention will be at the heart of everything we do. We plan to invest in, reshape and strengthen primary and community services so that we can provide the support people in our communities and neighbourhoods need to be as physically and mentally well as possible.

"We also want everyone to have access to high quality care in hospitals and specialist centres if and when they need it. To do this, we plan to work as a network – so that no matter where people live, they get the same high quality care and experience when it comes to treatment and rehabilitation.

"We will also focus on other factors affecting health, including education, employment and housing to not only improve the health but the wellbeing and life chances of everyone in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.

"The development of our STP so far has seen all partner organisations committing to the ambition of truly improving the health and wellbeing of our 1.5 million population. It’s now time to broaden and strengthen the thinking further. We will draw on the local knowledge, experience and passion of local leaders across all our health and social care organisations as well as local communities so that collectively, we can create a vibrant, successful and healthy South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw."

What's happening nationally?

There are 44 areas covering all of England that are developing proposals.

To read more about the national picture, visit the STP section on the NHS England site.