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Joined Up Care Derbyshire (Sustainability & Transformation Plan)

What are Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs)?

Health and social care organisations across England are working together more closely than ever before to produce joint plans called ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plans’ (STPs). The plans set out a vision for a more joined up approach to health and social care, the steps that should be taken to get there and how everyone involved needs to work together to improve what we deliver.

There are 44 STPs across the country that look at the current challenges and opportunities in health and care nationally. The health and social care organisations that sit behind all 44 STPs have analysed and reviewed services and how they are delivered in detail, including preventive care. They have worked together to find new ways of meeting people’s needs and identifying ways of doing things more effectively and efficiently.

In a nutshell, health and social care organisations have set out how they need to work together to improve health, finance, and quality of care to meet the future needs of patients.

To find out what NHS England tells us about STP, read it here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/futurenhs/deliver-forward-view/stp/ 

 
 

Who is involved in the STP?

NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
NHS North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
NHS Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
NHS Erewash Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Derbyshire Health United
Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Derby City Council
Derbyshire County Council 

What is the Derbyshire STP?

Derbyshire’s STP is called ‘Joined Up Care Derbyshire’. It brings together eleven partner organisations and sets out ambitions and priorities for the future of the county’s health and care.

All the organisations that provide health and care aim to work and plan much better together, focusing on new ways of working to:

  • help keep people healthy;
  • give people the best quality care; and
  • run services well and make the most of available budgets.

Change is needed. People’s lifestyles are very different now to what they were when the NHS was set up in the 1940s or even as recently as ten years ago. Our services need to adapt to keep up with the people they serve.

Growing numbers of people need treatment. An increasing number of older people have more than one ongoing complicated need, such as diabetes, arthritis, or breathing problems. New technology is available, which provides better support but costs more to run.  

To read about the priorities in more detail as set out in Joined Up Care Derbyshire, please click on the below links. Please note that these documents continue to evolve and be updated following their initial submission to NHS England: 

Joined Up Care Derbyshire - Full Document (published Friday, 18 November 2016)
Joined Up Care Derbyshire - Outline Business Cases
Joined Up Care Derbyshire - Live Financial Template Oct 16
Joined Up Care Derbyshire - Supplementary Return - Providers In More Than 1 STP
Joined Up Care Derbyshire - Overview 

Reference copies of the above documents have been placed in libraries across Derbyshire. You will find a copy in:  

Alfreton

Buxton

Heanor

Newbold

Ashbourne

Chesterfield

Ilkeston

Ripley

Bakewell

Dronfield

Long Eaton

Shirebrook

Belper

Eckington

Matlock

South Normanton

Bolsover

Glossop

New Mills

Swadlincote

To find out the addresses and opening times of the libraries on this list please visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/find_your_local_library/default.asp 

Reference copies of the documents are also available at NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Cardinal Square, 10 Nottingham Road, Derby DE1 3QT.
     
What are the STP Priorities? 

Five priorities have been highlighted so far: 

  1. To do more to prevent ill health and help people take good care of themselves.

  2. To tailor services so they look after and focus on people in their communities, so people get better, more targeted care and support.

  3. To make it easy for people to access the right care, whenever it is needed, so everyone gets better quality, quicker support across the system. This would help keep Accident & Emergency, Minor Injury Units and Urgent Care Centres free for patients who really need them.

  4. To get health and social care working seamlessly together so people get consistently high quality, efficient, coordinated services, without gaps or duplication.

  5. To make organisations as efficient as possible so money is pumped into services and care, with running costs kept low.  

To read about the priorities in more detail as set out in Joined Up Care Derbyshire, please click on the below links. Please note that these documents continue to evolve and be updated following their initial submission to NHS England: 

Joined Up Care Derbyshire - Full Document (published Friday, 18 November 2016)
Joined Up Care Derbyshire - Outline Business Cases 
Joined Up Care Derbyshire - Live Financial Template Oct 16
Joined Up Care Derbyshire - Supplementary Return - Providers In More Than 1 STP
Joined Up Care Derbyshire - Overview 

     
What is the Derbyshire Local Digital Roadmap?

The Derbyshire Local Digital Roadmap (LDR) sets out an ambitious vision for how the local health and care system intends to exploit digital technology to deliver the Sustainability and Transformation Plan and Paper-free at the Point of Care by 2020. 

Derbyshire has a strong track record of informatics partnership and collaboration, fostered and coordinated by the Derbyshire Informatics Delivery Board (DIDB). The strength of these existing relationships between health and care providers, commissioners and the public has been the key to articulating the ambition of this roadmap. It has provided a solid background of local cooperation and shared strategy upon which this roadmap has been built and a strong foundation upon which this ambitious vision can be achieved. 

The development of the LDR has been undertaken in conjunction with the creation of the Derbyshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan to ensure that the ‘golden thread’ of digital enablement runs through Derbyshire’s ambitions and plans for sustainable transformation. It has been shaped to meet the dual requirements of the STP and NHS Digital, but importantly its primary focus is to use information and technology innovatively to deliver better quality outcomes to the people of Derbyshire. 

To read the plan in full please click here.

Is the STP an organisation? Does it replace the current structures?

An STP is not an organisation and will not replace the current structures. STPs are plans that simply provide a framework for different organisations to work together across the county and across communities to plan for the needs of their population from now until 2021.  

How will I be kept informed about Joined Up Care Derbyshire and how can I get involved?

Joined Up Care Derbyshire sets out our five year plan from now until 2021, it’s a “live” document and will continually evolve. Over the coming months, we will be talking to the public and staff in partner organisations regularly to keep everybody informed and involved.

We want to make sure we listen to as many people as possible and continue to have conversations about how we deliver better, joined up care, much closer to where people live.  

Events and opportunities to find out more, talk to professionals involved in this work, and give your thoughts, are being put together now and will begin taking place early in the new year. Please check this website for updates as we will share details here, via local media and through partner organisation websites. 

Place based care

You can find out more about place based care in Derbyshire on this page: http://www.southernderbyshireccg.nhs.uk/your-health-services/place-based-care/

If you have any questions about Joined Up Care Derbyshire please contact Gary Thompson, Senior Responsible Officer, at:

E: enquiries@southernderbyshireccg.nhs.uk  
T: 01332 888 080

Alternatively, write to:

Communications Team
NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG
Cardinal Square
1st Floor, North Point 
10 Nottingham Road
Derby DE1 3QT

Last modified: 12/04/2017