The Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Sustainability and Tranformation Partnership (STP) covers a broad range of ambitions, including how we improve the health and wellbeing of local residents by encouraging healthy behaviours; plans to strengthen primary care and community services; prevention and primary care; delivery of world class mental health services; urgent and emergency care and to integrate NHS and social care services more closely around the needs of local people.
Our four strategic priorities are:
- Support people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin to lead healthy lives – develop a system approach which will improve physical and mental health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities focusing on prevention and supporting self-management to build resilience, better patient outcomes, experience and efficiency
- Develop an integrated care system that joins up health and social care - transforming out of hospital care which fully integrates community place based primary care, mental health, community services, social care and the voluntary sector
- Develop a system infrastructure which will make the best use of our resources, reduce duplication and achieve financial stability
- Improve communication and involvement of patient, public and all stakeholders – embed a system wide approach to communications and engagement, co-creating health and care services, listening, informing and feeding back on how their voices have influenced developments
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.
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.
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.
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.