Introducing our new Five Year Plan - Sir Andrew Cash
Andrew Cash
Dear Paul

This week’s special edition newsletter focuses exclusively on the launch of our new Five Year Plan in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.

We’re hugely excited about being able to share the wide range of new and developing health and care initiatives taking place across our region. The new Five Year Plan reinforces our aim to become the best delivery and the best transformation system in the country.

It also brings to life our ambition to reduce health inequalities, provide quality health and care services regardless of where people live and achieve more for the 1.5 million population we serve by working collaboratively and not in competition.

We have put together this newsletter to share highlights from the Plan but also the range of accessible formats we have created to support its wider readership.

In the three years since we published our Sustainability and Transformation Plan, we have made significant progress in delivering our ambitions. Certainly, it is clear from my frequent visits to all of our Places that real and lasting change is starting to take effect. This was documented in our recently published Three Year Review (2016-2019) which captures the scale and breadth of our System-led improvements; introducing new nursing roles, extending GP access to evenings and weekends, setting up our Hosted Networks for key hospital services and supporting over 3000 people with long-term physical and mental health conditions to find and stay in work.

Partnership working has been integral to our success and we thank all our NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authorities, Healthwatch organisations, Sheffield City Region, Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network, Sheffield Hallam University, The University of Sheffield and our many excellent community support organisations in the voluntary sector. Delivering change across our health population of 1.5 million people is possible because of these relationships. We also give special thanks to the dedication and commitment of our workforce, some 72,000 staff who work across the health and care sector.

With that in mind, our new Five Year Plan is a continuation of the work that is already being delivered across health and care – and we are eager to move forward.

Building on the foundations of the NHS Long Term Plan and coinciding with the Budget tomorrow, our Five Year Plan recommits our ambition for everyone in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to have a great start in life, supporting them to be healthy and live longer, while aiming to be the best health and care System in the country.

We will continue to invest and address health inequality by reducing the ‘burden of illness’. We will do this by significantly reducing the number of preventable deaths and illnesses that are caused by smoking, obesity and mental illness. Moreover, we will continue to expand our digital healthcare to enable more care to be delivered in people’s homes to address pressures on emergency and urgent treatment centres. We will also invest in more mental health support for children and young people, and supporting adults through social prescribing schemes to address loneliness and inactivity.

Finally, as part of Integrated Care in Action Week (9-15 March), I would like to invite you to take part in sharing good practice and examples of excellence from across the System. Please do support this initiative and all of our partners across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw in raising awareness of integrated care. You can join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #integratedcare.

Sir Andrew Cash
System Lead
South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System
Our ambition
Our journey to becoming one of the first and most advanced Integrated Care Systems (ICS) in the country has been one of steady progress, solid performance and strong delivery.

We published our first strategic plan in 2016 and have continued to build on an excellent foundation of working together as a partnership over three highly productive years. We will continue to evolve and this will shape how we are organised and administered, very much in line with developments outlined in the Five Year Plan.

We are in a transition year in 2019/20 as we start to have more responsibilities for our health system. This includes strategic planning and increasing collective accountability for health performance and finance. In fact, 2019 has seen a number of engagement activities with the public, patients, staff and partners. This has been to collate all this rich opinion, feedback and responses into what all of our diverse stakeholders want to happen next.

We used the NHS Long Term Plan, published in January 2019, as the backdrop for our conversations but we are not starting from scratch. Feedback from our conversations in 2017, on the back of our first plan, has also informed our thinking, approach and priorities.

Our principle aims are to continue to deliver positive improvements for our population in all our Places.

Throughout this time, our vision has remained the same: For everyone in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to have the best possible start in life, with support to be healthy and live well, for longer.
Animated versions
We've produced a new animation to support the launch of our Five Year Plan.

A promo version has been produced to support the full-length animation - the latter can be viewed on our website.

The animations are subtitled and provide key details from the Plan.
Summary version
Our four-page Summary version provides a quick overview of the key points from the Plan.

This is split into four sections:

1.    Developing a population health system

2.    Strengthening our foundations

3.    Building a sustainable health and care system

4.    Broadening and strengthening our partnerships to increase our opportunity

You may find this version useful as a pre-read to the full length version.
Easy Read versions
We've developed Easy Read versions in two formats:
If you have any feedback about these documents please contact us.
What is Integrated Care in Action Week?
Integrated Care in Action takes place from 9 - 15 March.

It showcases best practice and learning from across England as health and care systems work towards becoming integrated care systems.

There will be events and webinars taking place before and during the week across the country with a dedicated webpage detailing all the information you need. Follow #integratedcare on Twitter and the Future Health and Care page on LinkedIn for more information and to get involved.

Throughout the week NHS England will be sharing content and information on our social media channels as well as sharing from health and care systems.

· @NHSEngland Twitter account

· @primarycareNHS Twitter account

· NHS England LinkedIn page

· Future Health and Care LinkedIn page

· Primary Care LinkedIn page

Find out more via NHS England
Public event (workshops and discussions about 5 Year Plan) - March 25, 2020

A public event will take place later this month to give local residents from across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw the chance to find out more about our Five Year Plan. 

On Wedneday 25 March, The New York Stadium, Rotherham will host this half-day event where members of the public can browse the market place to find out more about key areas of health and care including cancer, mental health, children's and digital innovation.*

Members of the public are required to book in adcance and supply their full name, city/town of residence and any dietary requirements.

Bookings should be emailed to:

*This event could be postponed if national guidance advises against large scale
public meetings but we will capture your details and let you know when it is
rescheduled if that happens.

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