In 2016, NHS England worked with local health systems to create 44 Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships across England. The role of STPs was to develop and run services in a more coordinated way, to agree priorities and to plan collectively how to improve local residents’ day-to-day health.
At the outset each STP developed their vision and plan for the next five years. Since then the plans have evolved as STPs engaged closely with local residents. These included members of the public, including seldom heard groups; staff in the NHS and local authorities; and community and voluntary sector organisations.
In 2019, The NHS published its Long Term Plan for England and asked all STPs, including Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, to ‘localise’ this plan for their own communities.
In Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, we started our journey by building on the plans we published in 2016 which have since continued to develop to reflect local priorities, the views of the people who use and provide services, elected representatives and local voluntary and community organisations. We looked more closely at the needs of local people today to understand what is important to them now and what local health and care services should look like in the next five to 10 years.
The Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Long Term Plan is currently in development and once published more information will be included on this website.