Health and social care services fit for the future
The need to transform the way services are delivered in Devon was highlighted in the Case for Change, which is available below.
Devon was selected as a Success Regime in June 2015. This was about addressing some of the immediate and urgent challenges in the health system across Devon.
In December 2015, it became a requirement for every local health and care system in the country to have a Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). This is where organisations come together to develop ‘place-based plans’ for the future of health and care services in their area.
Wider Devon Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) latest submission released
Open letter from Dr Alison Diamond – November 1st 2016
Open letter about media coverage regarding NDDH services – April 29th, 2016
Success Regime statement about services at North Devon District Hospital – April 27th, 2016
Trust board endorses Case for Change – April 6th, 2016
Devon NHS publishes ‘Case for Change’ – February 11th, 2016
Case for Change
Following a thorough analysis of all of the clinical and financial information across Devon, we published a ‘Case for Change’ in February 2016. This identified that if no action is taken, Devon’s health and social care system will be in £440million of debt by 2020.
There are some excellent NHS services across the county and we know how highly people value them. However, we also know that people’s health varies greatly from one part of the county to another, as does their ability to access some services.
Many people spend too long in hospital and could fare better with more support in the community.
The publication of the Case for Change is the start of our engagement with people about what needs to change and why.
It is important for people to understand the pressures on the NHS and to help us to plan how to maintain and improve services whilst meeting our financial obligations.
Find the Case for Change document and summary paper published on 11 February 2016 below.