Our long term plan

Our local Long Term Plan is Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Integrated Care System’s localised approach to the publication of the national NHS Long Term Plan launched in 2019. It is clinically led, locally owned and financially sustainable.

Our Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Long Term Plan brings together the aspirations of all eight partner organisations which include two local authorities, NHS commissioners and providers into one joined up approach to health and care for the next five years. It aims to allow us to deliver the vision for innovative, safe and high quality services, to support people in their own communities, drive forward efficiency and deliver environmentally friendly services that make the best use of our resources.

The plan sets out what local health and care organisations plan to deliver over the next five years. It includes a description of local need and a summary of our local population; what service changes will be taken forward and how; the development of our local workforce, digital innovations and aspirations and the plan for how we will restructure across the county. Importantly it sets out how we will achieve this against a backdrop of a tough financial climate and how we have and will continue to work alongside local people, including seldom heard groups, staff, the two Healthwatch organisations, the voluntary and community sector and local politicians in defining how our services need to be reshaped over the coming years.

The NHS Long Term Plan

The NHS Long Term Plan is the national health service’s plan to make sure it is fit for the future. It aims to give everyone the best start in life, will deliver world-class care for major health problems such as cancer and mental health, and will help people age well.

The plan, backed by extra investment, has been developed by people who know the NHS best - frontline health and care staff, patients and their families, and other experts - who will continue to shape how it is implemented across the country.

Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin ICS has been working with patients, the public and partners - including local councils, the voluntary and community sector and social care - to develop local plans to turn the national ambitions contained in the Long Term Plan into real improvements to services and outcomes for patients, building on the progress we've already made together over the last few years.

To read a copy of the national plan and find out more visit www.longtermplan.nhs.uk.

Last updated on June 29th, 2022 at 08:08 pm