As a system we have three clear priorities:
- Continuing to work as a system to support our response to the pandemic, including continuing to run our local vaccination service to get our population protected.
- Working together as a partnership on recovery to get services fully back up and running, following the pandemic, reducing backlogs and waiting lists to get people in for appointments as soon as possible where these have been delayed due to the impact of Covid-19.
- Focusing on our people – our staff – who have had the most challenging year and supporting their health and wellbeing.
We have published a plan that summarises how we will work as an Integrated Care System to meet national and local priorities over the next six months, until the end of March 2022.
You can find out more about our plans in this summary and in our more detailed full plan.
As well as looking at our short-term priorities, we are also very focused on the improvements we want to deliver for our population in the longer term. For us, this includes:
- a much greater focus on prevention to help people to stay well wherever possible
- earlier intervention to make sure people get the care and support they need as early as possible
- tackling health inequalities and the other areas that affect people’s health and wellbeing (known as the wider determinants of health) which includes things like housing, poverty and education, where it’s clear we must work together as a system to address these areas.
You can read about our ambitions to transform care across many different areas in our Five Year Plan.