Health and social care organisations in Derbyshire have been working closely together for some time, to improve care and services for people and make them as efficient and effective as possible.
Work already being done has fed into the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), which NHS England asked all health and care organisations across the country to produce, covering the next five years to 2021.
Derbyshire’s STP, ‘Joined Up Care Derbyshire’, was submitted to NHS England on 21 October 2016, to outline priorities.
Joined Up Care Derbyshire has been published today (Friday 18 November) and is available at www.southernderbyshireccg.nhs.uk/joinedupcarederbyshire
A short version of Joined Up Care Derbyshire will also be made available as soon as possible to provide a snapshot of important points in the full document.
Joined Up Care Derbyshire: the priorities
All health and social care organisations and professionals want to work better together to give people high quality, safe services, wherever they may live, whatever their needs might be.
This is why priorities in Joined Up Care Derbyshire include:
- preventing physical and mental ill health wherever possible and helping people to take good care of themselves
- making more services available in communities, so people get better, more targeted care and support
- helping people use emergency care more effectively, making care – of the right type – available when it is needed. This keeps hospitals, urgent care centres, and minor injury units free for patients that really need them
- getting health and social care professionals working smoothly together so people only have to give their details and information once, and best use is made of opportunities and available budgets
- making organisations efficient so money is pumped into services and care and running costs of providing these are kept as low as possible.
Health and social care organisations want to hear your thoughts in the coming months, so we’ll keep you updated and give you chances to get involved in shaping services. These will be available at www.southernderbyshireccg.nhs.uk/joinedupcarederbyshire
General information about STPs
What are Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs)?
Health and Social care organisations across England are working together more closely than ever before to produce joint plans called ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plans’ (STPs). The plans set out a vison for a more joined up approach to health and social care, the steps that should be taken to get there and how everyone involved needs to work together to improve what we deliver.
There are 44 STPs across the country that look at the current challenges and opportunities in health and care nationally. The health and social care organisations that sit behind all 44 STPs have analysed and reviewed services and how they are delivered in detail, including preventive care. They have worked together to find new ways of meeting people’s needs and identifying ways of doing things more effectively and efficiently.
In a nutshell, health and social care organisations have set out how they need to work together to improve health, finance, and quality of care to meet the future needs of patients.
View the NHS England website to learn more about STPs.
Who is involved in the STP?
The following organisations have contributed to Derbyshire's STP, 'Joined Up Care Derbyshire':
- NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
- NHS North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
- NHS Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
- NHS Erewash Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
- Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
- Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- Derbyshire Health United
- Derby Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Derby City Council
- Derbyshire County Council.
What is the Derbyshire STP?
Derbyshire’s STP is called ‘Joined Up Care Derbyshire’. It brings together eleven partner organisations and sets out ambitions and priorities for the future of the county’s health and care.
All the organisations that provide health and care aim to work and plan much better together, focusing on new ways of working to:
- help keep people healthy
- give people the best quality care
- run services well and make the most of available budgets.
Change is needed. People’s lifestyles are very different now to what they were when the NHS was set up in the 1940s or even as recently as ten years ago. Our services need to adapt to keep up with the people they serve.
Growing numbers of people need treatment. An increasing number of older people have more than one ongoing complicated need, such as diabetes, arthritis, or breathing problems. New technology is available, which provides better support but costs more to run.
Is the STP an organisation? Does it replace the current structures?
An STP is not an organisation and will not replace the current structures. STPs are plans that simply provide a framework for different organisations to work together across the county and across communities to plan for the needs of their population from now until 2021.
How will I be kept informed about Joined Up Care Derbyshire and how can I get involved?
Joined Up Care Derbyshire sets out our five year plan from now until 2021, it’s a “live” document and will continually evolve. Over the coming months, we will be talking the public and staff in partner organisations regularly to keep everybody informed and involved.
We want to make sure we listen to as many people as possible and continue to have conversations about how we deliver better, joined up care, much closer to where people live.
If you have any questions about Joined Up Care Derbyshire please contact:
Gary Thompson, Senior Responsible Officer, or Ifti Majid, System Managing Director, at:
T: 01332 888 080
Alternatively, write to:
Communications Team, NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG, Cardinal Square, 1st Floor, North Point, 10 Nottingham Road, Derby DE1 3QT