In Good Health
In Good Health (STP)
The future of health and social care in Norfolk and Waveney
The NHS and social care system is one of this country’s greatest achievements and one on which we all rely at some point in our lives. However, our health and social care services face some big challenges.
People are living longer, our population is getting older and the type of care that people need is changing. Our health and social care services therefore need to change too.
Working together to tackle these challenges
In response, the NHS, Norfolk County Council and partners in health and social care have come together across Norfolk and Waveney (North Suffolk) to find a better way forward.
We are developing an important programme to transform health and social care over the next five years called the Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).
We need local people and organisations to share their experience, views and ideas about how we can create sustainable health and social care services.
As the independent body representing the views and concerns of people who live and work in Norfolk, Healthwatch Norfolk is working with all the other organisations involved to understand what local people think about health and social care services.
- Read ‘In Good Health’, which explains more about why and how health and social care services need to change in Norfolk and Waveney.
- Join the discussionand tell us how you think our services need to change.
- Follow Healthwatch Norfolk on Twitter and check back here for details of further opportunities for you to have your say about the future of our health and social care services.
You can find out more in these documents and links below:
- Background information about Sustainability and Transformation Plans.
- Norfolk and Waveney’s submission to NHS England in June 2016, which sets out in detail why our services need to change.
The House of Commons Library has published a briefing which covers the context in which STPs have been developed, their funding and accountability arrangements as well as their progress so far. Details can be found here.