Birmingham and Solihull’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), which was published yesterday, seeks to address growing demand through the development of community-based care.
The 80-page document provides an overview of the challenges facing the footprint, and the strategic objectives designed to address them.
- Sub-optimal system wide focus on use of resources (due to non-clinical variation, lack of standardisation and inappropriate duplication of clinical and corporate support services)
- Too much care that can be delivered elsewhere is provided in a hospital setting (creating bottlenecks and queues, with a knock on impact on quality and safety)
- Variation in clinical services (unwarranted variation in quality and access)
- Creating efficient organisations and infrastructure (creating efficient and lean organisations by achieving successful delivery of CIPs/QIPPs)
- Transforming primary, social and community care (organisations working collectively to address the growing demand for hospital care)
- Fit for future secondary and tertiary services (objectives 1 and 2 will enable a better understanding of demand, which will be dealt with in secondary care. The STP will deliver fit for future services by reducing variation and simplifying access to high quality secondary care)
In sum, challenges facing the footprint stem from growing demand. It is therefore no surprise that the objectives focus on the development of new services, which aim to relieve pressure on hospitals. The Community Care First programme (part of the STP) has undertaken a detailed modelling of the opportunities for moving care into the primary and community setting. The analysis reveals that the net saving opportunity is in the range of £30m-£88m.
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Access the full Birmingham and Solihull STP here.