Across England, NHS and social care organisations have been encouraged to work more closely together to deliver more effective, joined-up and affordable services.
In Hertfordshire and west Essex, councils, health and ambulance services, GPs, patient representative groups and the voluntary and community sector have been asked by the NHS to produce an improvement plan for the next five years.
These improvement plans are called ‘Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships’ (STPs). The STP for Hertfordshire and west Essex is called ‘A Healthier Future’. This document is a summary of that plan and has been produced to encourage as much public debate and involvement in the development of our STP as possible.
An easy read version of this document is availabe here.