Ever heard of Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships? If not we’d like to introduce you to them.
Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, or STPs as they’re known in the health and social care sphere, are national plans whose aim is to set out practical ways to improve the way health and social care is delivered across England.
The hope to ensure that local communities are the healthiest they can be whilst maximising the budgets available to service providers.
How will they work?
The country has been divided up into different partnerships with Buckinghamshire joining Oxfordshire and Berkshire West to form a Partnership otherwise known as the BOB STP.
Each individual county, although part of the partnership, will focus on local agendas too and in Buckinghamshire, these plans are now underway. They will affect the lives of the 520,000 of us already living here and the 40,000 more arriving between now and 2025.
Where can I find out more?
A website has been set up to keep you informed about the work of the BOB STP. It covers the wider area but you can click straight through to the Buckinghamshire pages to see what’s planned for us.
It explains our local health and social care challenges and sets out the plans for an Accountable Care System, the local care plan for Bucks in which NHS and social care organisations will work together to deliver better, safer and more joined-up health and care for local communities.
What about my views?
Those responsible for the changes also want to hear from people about local developments and what these will mean in practice for those who use the services.
We – and our colleagues in neighbouring areas – are here to help make sure that your views are listened to. We’ll keep you informed about the plans as they develop and we’d love to know what you think about them.