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Our priorities

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Our Partnership is made up of organisations working closely together to plan services and address the challenges facing health and care services across the area.

Key areas of work include:

  • Prevention and Placed Based Care

We want to see more care delivered in our local community and primary care rather than people needing to visit hospital. We think many of the tests and treatments for minor injuries and minor surgery that are usually provided in hospital could be provided closer to home.

  • Mental Health

We aim to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities by working effectively with partners to help people live well. Our strategy is to deliver whole person, place-based care using a population-based approach to mental disorder prevention and mental wellbeing promotion.

  • Acute Care Development

Through this programme of work, we aim to transform acute services in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin so they meet the complex and specialist needs of our population making sure patients get the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

  • Supporting Services

We will work together to improve our clinical support services (which includes pathology, imaging, radiology, therapists and pharmacy) and our  range of non-clinical services including our business support services (such as human resources, finance, payroll etc), travel and transport and our green agenda by sharing best practice across all our partners to provide a more integrated way of working.

  • Integrated Care System Development

We expect to reach Integrated Care System (ICS) status by March 2021, the system has co-designed a roadmap to assist in our journey to an ICS and there is a strong commitment to achieve ICS status. 

  • Workforce

Our people plan to meet the needs of our communities relies on a skilled and competent workforce ready and able to adapt to the changing needs of our patients their families and carers. We will ensure that our people are educated, trained, developed and valued to ensure that they want to stay in Shropshire Telford and Wrekin to work. We will develop creative and innovative ways to ensure we have the workforce we need and use data, information and evidence to support and drive workforce changes that will continuously improve the care and treatments we deliver.

  • Digital

All our work is underpinned and supported by technology. We want to utilise the latest digital technology to deliver digital excellence across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin. To enable the best possible care by making the right information available to the right people, at the right time and in the right place.

  • Estates

The ambition is for our estates to enable and support the provision of high quality and effective patient care through improved efficiencies delivered from whole ‘system working’ in excellent estate. We put people first, we are ‘people’ and not ‘building’ focused.

  • Population Health Management (PHM)

PHM is an approach aimed at improving the health of an entire population. It is about improving the physical and mental health outcomes and wellbeing of people, whilst reducing health inequalities within and across a defined population. PHM allows the system to use all the data, intelligence and insight from our area to make collective decisions and prioritise key issues. All our transformational work will be underpinned by PHM and will work closely with other enabling programmes such as digital and workforce to help us understand our current and predict our future environment.

 

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