14 October 2016

The latest on developing a Sustainability and Transformation plan

NHS logoBristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire working together

In common with health and care organisations throughout England, we have been working with our partners across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire to develop a Sustainability and Transformation Plan.

Once completed the plan will set out how health and care services will work in partnership to develop plans that will enable us to continue to meet the health needs of our local population at a time of increasing demand and constrained resources.

This summary presentation provides an update on the emerging thinking. It begins to describe how we propose to organise and deliver services in a different way across three broad themes: Prevention, Early intervention & Self-care, Integrated community, Primary & social care, and Acute Care Collaboration.

It provides an overview of where we are now, and our emerging vision, we will provide you with more detail as this becomes available.

You can read the presentation here

If you would like to comment on this summary, or be notified of opportunities to get involved click on the relevant link below.

North Somerset CCG

South Gloucestershire CCG

Bristol CCG


The Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire STP

A vision for health and social care in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire In December 2015 NHS England published the Five Year Forward View, outlining a new approach to planning health and care services across England to secure a local health and social care system that:

• Improves the health and wellbeing of local people

• Improves the quality of local health and care services

• Delivers financial stability and balance throughout the local health care system.

To deliver the five year forward view locally each health and care system in England is producing a Sustainability and Transformation Plan to address the challenges of rising demand from an ageing population, at a time of ongoing resource constraint.

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) are working together as one of 44 agreed local areas across the UK, we are developing a plan which is being organised across three broad, interrelated themes:

• Prevention, early intervention and self-care

• Integrated community, primary and social care

• Acute carecollaboration

This work will be supported by a number of enabling work-streams including workforce, digital and finance.

Robert Woolley, Chief Executive of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, is leading  the work to develop the plan - you can read the full announcement on the NHS England website - which involves the 15 local organisations responsible for planning and providing your health and social care services:

• Bristol City Council, North Somerset Council, South Gloucestershire Council

• Bristol CCG, North Somerset CCG, South Gloucestershire CCG

• North Bristol NHS Trust, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Weston Area NHS Health Trust, South West Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust, Avon and Wiltshire Partnership

• Bristol Community Health, North Somerset Community Partnership, Sirona care & health

• NHS England (as the commissioners for Primary Care and for Specialist Services).


BNSSG is an established health and care partnership; during the last decade we have worked together to progress a system wide vision based on clinical consensus, of care closer to home and reduced reliance on acute services.

The development of a Sustainability and Transformation Plan will help us take the next steps in this journey, working together to further transform local health services in order to be able to continue to provide high quality care that we can sustain for the future.

How can I get involved?

There will be opportunities for service users, carers and the public to have their say on the emerging plan, and to continue shaping the development and implementation of the plan during the next 5 years.  Any proposals for significant changes that emerge from the plan will be subject to specific engagement and consultation where required.

We have collated existing feedback from service users, carers and the public to help inform our planning. This includes information from recent public engagement activities, local surveys and local health scrutiny committees, and information collated from 'friends and family' test data, patient complaints and Care Quality Commission reports. The thinking outlined in this presentation has been shaped by the issues that those who rely on our services have told us is important to them.

We are working with the three local Health Watch organisations and other stakeholder organisations to agree arrangements for local engagement.



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