Our strategy - Your Care, Your Future
We want to transform the way that we deliver health and social care services in west Hertfordshire to meet people’s changing needs and to live within our financial means.
In west Hertfordshire local services are catering for a changing population with more complex health and care needs. This reflects the national picture and challenges described by the NHS Five Year Forward View.
Your Care, Your Future looks at how health and social care services can be provided more effectively in the future to respond to these challenges and make sure that local people receive the right care, at the right time and in the right place.
At the same time, health and care organisations across England must now produce a sustainability and transformation plan (STP). These plans, covering large geographic areas, show how local services across each area will evolve and become sustainable over the next five years to deliver better health, better patient care and make health and care services affordable for years to come - the vision set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View.
Our Your Care, Your Future plans feed into the sustainability and transformation plan for Hertfordshire and west Essex, called A Healthier Future. This sets out the challenges and opportunities facing NHS and care services and outlines action to improve health and care in the area. Key areas of focus are: helping people to live healthier lives and avoid preventable illnesses; providing more health and care services at home or in local communities so that people only go to hospital for specialist and emergency treatments; and making services more efficient by improving the way that health and care services work together.
The organisations involved in Your Care, Your Future are:
We are working with patients, communities, local organisations and the voluntary sector to deliver change.