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Public events to hear views on joint plan for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (the STP)

The organisations that commission and provide health and social care services across Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County are seeking the views of patients and the wider public on their joint five year Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).

The draft STP for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire was published in November last year, and outlines how local NHS providers, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), councils, and other health and care services collectively plan to improve the quality of care, their population’s health and manage finances across the system. The full plan, appendices and a summary guide are available at 

Since publication on 24 November, people have been able to provide general feedback on the draft plan and raise specific questions via email, post or telephone.

To provide more opportunity for public feedback, a series of events has now been planned during January and February across the city and county. Local people are invited to attend, hear more about the STP and how it will affect patients, citizens, carers and service users and take part in discussion with representatives from the STP partner organisations.

The events will take place as follows and are open to all:

10am to 12 noon Tuesday 24 January 2017
City Ground (Nottingham Forest Football Club), Trent Bridge, Nottingham NG2 5FJ

5pm to 7pm Wednesday 22 February 2017
Council House, Market Square, Nottingham NG1 2DT

6pm to 8pm Thursday 9 February 2017
Newark Town Hall, Market Place, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1DU

2pm to 4pm Friday 10 February 2017
Mansfield Central Library, Four Seasons Centre, West Gate, Mansfield NG18 1NH

In addition, the draft STP will be discussed at a meeting for Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust public members from 10am to 12 noon on Tuesday 31 January at the Education Conference Centre, Nottingham City Hospital, NG5 1PB.

The public events will include a presentation on the draft STP and examples of how things might change in the way local services are delivered. There will be an opportunity for people to discuss the five ‘high impact areas’ outlined in the plan and suggest other areas for focus.

The high impact areas for change detailed in the draft plan are:

1. Promote wellbeing, prevention, independence and self-care
2. Strengthen primary, community, social care and carer services
3. Simplify urgent and emergency care
4. Deliver technology enabled care
5. Ensure consistent and evidenced based pathways in planned care.

David Pearson, STP lead for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, said: “The health and care organisations in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have come together over the last few months to find ways to change services in our city and county - using the money we have in the best way. To get this right, we want to work closely with local people to inform how our draft plan is developed and delivered.

“We want to talk to those people who live and work in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire about how our draft plan can be improved and what needs to be done to make this happen. We are listening to citizens, patients, service-users and carers to understand the support that people want and need to help them live healthier, more independent lives. I would urge people to attend these events, find out more about our local plans and give us their feedback so we can use this in the development and delivery of the STP.”

As well as attending the public events, people can provide comments and feedback via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to:

David Pearson
County Hall
Loughborough Rd


For more information please contact Sarah Hewitt, STP Communications,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07957 571 412


1. Background
The STP for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire has been produced in response to recent NHS England planning guidance and to deliver the NHS Five Year Forward View. The STP published on 24 November is the draft plan which was submitted to NHS England on 21 October 2016. This plan will continue to be developed, it is not final and is a reflection of local organisations’ current thinking about what needs to be done to improve health and wellbeing, the quality of care and local services, and address the financial challenge.

2. The local ‘footprint’
The planning footprint locally covers Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Nottinghamshire comes under two separate NHS England regional areas: ‘Greater Nottingham / South Nottinghamshire’ and ‘Mid Nottinghamshire’ are part of Midlands and East, and Bassetlaw is part of North of England. NHS England following local discussions determined that Greater/South and Mid Nottinghamshire formed the STP footprint, with Bassetlaw as an associate. The STP footprint for
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire covers six CCG areas, eight local authorities and a population of slightly more than one million people. The Nottingham and Nottinghamshire STP footprint is one of 44 across England charged with driving sustainable transformation in health and care outcomes over the next five years.

3. What will be different?
As well as strengthening local relationships through joint planning and working, STPs
provide partner organisations with a shared understanding of the current challenges, a joint ambition and the steps needed to achieve the sustainability of local health and care services for the future.

The draft STP for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire addresses how organisations will close the ‘three gaps’ identified in the NHS Five Year Forward View - the future vision for the NHS and social care – which relate to health and wellbeing, care and quality, and finance and efficiency.

In addition, key supporting areas of work have been highlighted within the plan as crucial to delivery, including; improve housing and environment, strengthen acute services, driving system efficiency and effectiveness, future proof workforce and organisational development and proactive communication and engagement.

The STP partners are committed to ensuring that health and care services are planned and delivered around the local needs of communities rather than around individual organisations.

Local people will see health and social care services increasingly working as one to improve care planning and patient and service user experiences of care. More services will move out of hospital and into community settings, closer to home, providing better access and value for public money. Improving social care, services for carers and access to primary and community urgent care will relieve pressure on the hospital, helping people to navigate the system and get the right care, first time with the support and information they need.

Additional support and information will be available to encourage people to adopt healthier lifestyles, prevent disease and help people manage their own health better - improving quality of life and independence into old age. Information sharing and new technology will underpin many of the changes to how health and care services are delivered, from more professionals being able to access records and care plans through to personal devices used to monitor long-term health conditions.

Formal consultation with the public will be planned as appropriate to inform decisions about any significant changes to services as the STP is developed and implemented over the next five years.

4. Leadership
David Pearson CBE is the STP Lead for the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire planning footprint. His substantive role is Corporate Director Adult Social Care, Health and Public Protection and Deputy Chief Executive at Nottinghamshire County Council.

5. Existing transformation work
The STP recognises the work that is already underway across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, such as the ‘Better Together’ programme in Mid Nottinghamshire, the ‘We Care’ health and care partnership work in Greater Nottingham / South Nottinghamshire, our five vanguards (multispecialty care provider, primary and acute care system, care homes, urgent and emergency care network, and radiology consortium), and the two integrated care pioneer programmes.

6. Organisations
The following organisations are involved in the development and implementation of the STP:

• NHS Mansfield and Ashfield CCG
• NHS Newark and Sherwood CCG
• NHS Nottingham City CCG
• NHS Nottingham North and East CCG
• NHS Nottingham West CCG
• NHS Rushcliffe CCG
• Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
• Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
• Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
• Nottingham CityCare Partnership CIC
• East Midlands Ambulance NHS Trust
• NHS England (specialised commissioning)
• Circle Nottingham Limited
• Nottingham Emergency Medical Services
• Local Medical Committee
• Primary care providers
• Community and voluntary sector partners
• Healthwatch Nottingham
• Healthwatch Nottinghamshire
• Nottingham City Council
• Nottinghamshire County Council
• Ashfield District Council
• Broxtowe Borough Council
• Gedling Borough Council
• Mansfield District Council
• Newark and Sherwood DistrictCouncil
• Rushcliffe Borough Council
• Bassetlaw District Council (associates)
• NHS Bassetlaw CCG (associates)
• Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (associates)

7. Bassetlaw as an associate
The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Sustainability Plan (STP) has also been published. Covering some of the same residents in Bassetlaw, it also sets out the vision, ambitions and priorities for the future of health and care and is the result of many months of discussions across its STP partnership, including with patient representative groups and the voluntary sector. Healthwatch and voluntary sector partners are working alongside the STP partners to ensure input and views are gathered from a wide range of communities. The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw STP can be found at

Main partners