The Wider Devon Sustainability and Transformation Plan sets out ambitious plans to improve health and care services for people across Devon in a way that is clinically and financially sustainable
Health and care organisations as well as local authorities across Devon have been working together to create the shared five-year vision to meet the increasing health and care needs of the population - while ensuring services are sustainable and affordable.
The STP provides the framework within which detailed proposals for how services across Devon will develop - between now and 2020/21.
A key theme throughout the STP is an increased focus on preventing ill health and promoting peoples’ independence through the provision of more joined up services in or closer to peoples’ homes.
Seven priority areas have been identified as key programmes of work:
Ill health prevention and early intervention
Integrated care model
Mental health and learning disabilities
Acute hospital and specialist services
Increasing service productivity
Children and young people
The latest draft of plans to reshape health and care services in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay by 2021 has been released.
It updates an earlier version submitted to NHS England in June.
The document will be presented to all partner organisation boards or equivalent bodies for consideration and endorsement over the next six to eight weeks.
Following this, the organisations involved will then undertake an engagement exercise involving citizens, patients, service users, their representatives and voluntary sector groups. Feedback will further help shape the plans.
The NHS and its partners will then use the STP framework to develop proposals to improve care.
The November submission for the wider Devon draft Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) can be found viewed via the below link.
Please note, this is an updated version which fixes some minor formatting issues.