14 December 2016
Bath & North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan published (1)
Health and care organisations across Bath and North East
Somerset (B&NES), Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) have today (14
December) published their full Sustainability and Transformation
The BSW STP sets out an initial framework of how health
organisations, local authorities and other key stakeholders will
work together over the next five years to deliver a shared vision
to improve service quality, improve the health and wellbeing of
population across B&NES, Wiltshire and Swindon, and deliver
- The emerging priorities outlined in the plan include:
- More focus on prevention of ill health and earlier
- Transforming Primary Care
- Making best use of technology and our public estate
- A modern workforce
- Improved collaboration across our hospital trusts
James Scott, Senior Responsible Officer for the BSW STP
"We are still at a relatively early stage in the planning
process, and together we have identified the key areas we need to
address to allow us to continue to provide high quality and
sustainable care. Our shared aim is to ensure that everyone can
continue to receive excellent high quality care whenever they need
it, both now and in the future.
"Over the coming months there will be opportunities for service
users, their families and carers, and other members of the public
to get involved to help us to shape and build on these priorities,
help us to transform services and co-design solutions to meet the
challenges we face with the resources we have available to us.
Standing still is not an option."
Overall, across B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) the
standard of health and care services compares well to other areas
of England. However, as our population continues to grow and
people are living longer, often with long-term health conditions,
the increasing demand being placed on our health and care services
is falling out of line with the amount of available funding. At the
same time, health inequalities are widening. Certain groups
of people are more likely to develop particular diseases and more
likely to die from them early. We also know that the way people
experience their care can be different, with some areas benefiting
from better quality health services than others.
Dr Ian Orpen, a GP in Bath and Clinical Chair of BaNES Clinical
Commissioning Group said: "Our plan sets out our emerging
priorities to improve health and care services for the 874,000
people who use our services. It proposes new ways for NHS, local
authority and other key organisations to work together in order to
meet the many challenges facing the health and care system and
provides the framework within which detailed proposals for how
services across B&NES, Wiltshire and Swindon 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'
The BSW Sustainability and Transformation Plan is
available to download. A series of public events will be published
Please visit AWP's STPs webpage for further information about the
STPs in which AWP is a partner.