With growing pressure on the NHS – an ageing population, more people living with long-terms conditions, and lifestyle choices affecting people’s health – changes are needed to make sure everybody gets the support they need.
The LTP sets out what the NHS wants to do better, including making it easier for people to access support closer to home and via technology, doing more to help people stay well, and providing better support for people with cancer, mental health conditions, heart and lung diseases, long term conditions, such as diabetes and arthritis, learning disabilities and autism, and for people as they get older and experience conditions such as dementia.
Locally, our STP is called Joined Up Care Derbyshire (JUCD) and their plan identifies five priorities:
1. Prevent physical and mental ill health and help people to make better lifestyle choices
2. Make sure services are tailored and targeted to people and their communities
3. Make it easy for people to get the right care, when they need it, in the right place for them
4. Health and social care need to work seamlessly
5. Make organisations as efficient as possible For more information on JUCD please visit: https://www.joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/about
The Healthwatch network were commissioned by NHS England to support public engagement around the NHS LTP within each Sustainable Transformation Partnership (STP) footprint. Therefore, between March and May 2019, we engaged with people across Derby and Derbyshire about what people think should happen in order to make care better for people in the community.
NHS Long Term Plan – Healthwatch Derby and Derbyshire