Published on Monday, 5th December 2016


The NHS is putting together plans that layout how the health and care sector will cope with rising demand, will embrace new technology and will move some way towards a community model of care, with less reliance on hospitals. Together the 44 Sustainability and Transformation Plans cover the whole of England and they will set the background for health decisions over the coming decade.


In this area, the local plan covers the whole of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, including both Portsmouth and Southampton. The City Council has had some input into its preparation, although it is still very much an NHS document.


In my role as chairman of the Health and Wellbeing Board, I have publicly asked for all partners to run consultations; my opposite number in Southampton has done something very similar and I hope both Hampshire and the Isle of Wight will also join in, so that this can cover the whole area.


The document is high level and mapping it to possible changes on the ground is not easy. Both it and a summary document are online, if you are interested. See here and here.


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