As a Healthwatch we are keen to ensure that everyone in our county is able to contribute their views and experiences to help improve health and care services.
Healthwatch Nottinghamshire, along with partners in the Bassetlaw and South Yorkshire area, are currently undertaking a piece of work on behalf of local leaders in health and care services to get your views on the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.
Sustainability and Transformation Plans or STPs, aim to bring health and care services closer together over the next five years and will look closely at how services can provide better care and better value.
The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Plan is made up of five local area plans – referred to as ‘place’ plans.
The place plan for Bassetlaw has been drawn up by local doctors, the hospital Chief Executive, the Chief Officer of Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group (the people that plan and pay for care), council officers and patient and voluntary sector groups. All based on their knowledge and expertise of working in the NHS and in social care.
Everyone involved in the local STP thinks that the time is right to work together to develop new ways of providing care in our local area and also across the region.
Local leaders in health and care believe that the plan is important because:
We can make better use of services
There are new ways of treating people
We’re living longer
There won’t be enough money
We can prevent some illnesses
To give you the best possible local health and care
The STPs ambition is:
For everyone in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to have a great start in life, supporting them to stay healthy and live longer.
Broadly what this means is that work will be done to:
You can find out more by visiting smybndccgs.nhs.uk
Local health and care leaders want to know what you think about the ideas in the Plan, what you like and don’t like, and how the thinking so far might be improved. They are keen to make sure they hear from all people in the region.
Along with partners in Bassetlaw and the wider STP footprint area we are seeking views from communities who may not usually contribute their views, to know what they think about the ideas in the Plan, what they like and don’t like, and how the thinking so far might be improved. This could be via a self-completed survey (we can provide these with prepaid return envelopes) or via face to face/telephone discussions with our staff.
Healthwatch are particularly interested in hearing from those who are carers, disabled, part of a faith group or are rurally isolated.
Our partners, Bassetlaw CVS are collecting the voices from those who are part or the LGBT+ community, young people (16-25), older people (65+) or are part of the Eastern European community.