Hampshire & Isle of Wight STP
Autumn 2016 has seen the release of Hampshire and Isle of Wight's Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). These plans have been developed by health and care organisations from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in response to the increasing challenges facing the local system.
The plans build on existing programmes of work taking place throughout the county and are changing the way that health and care is provided in many ways. We appreciate that people may be concerned, in particular because some changes may mean patients travelling further than they do today, though the aim is to make sure they receive the very best care possible for their conditions. The health service expects other changes to offer patients more choice about when and where to receive treatment, less travelling time to attend appointments and less time waiting for appointments, diagnostic tests and test results.
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is one of 44 areas across England that are developing detailed local STPs. Local Healthwatch organisations throughout the area (Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton) are clear about the need to engage and involve local people about the ambitions in the plan and any refinements that can be made. This will begin with a series of road shows across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight early next year to talk about the plan and listen to the views, ideas and concerns of local people and voluntary and community groups and staff. Details of the road shows will be publicised in the New Year.
For more information please see the documents available below including the full plan and a summary produced by the STP team.