In March this year, work to transform health and care services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent was paused, to allow partners to focus on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now, the local health and care partnership, Together We’re Better, which is made up of NHS organisations, local government and voluntary and third sector organisations, is beginning to look to the future.
Health and care organisations have had to rapidly adapt and introduce new ways of working to deliver services safely during the pandemic.
Partners are working together to restore services, safely and as quickly as possible. However, Together We’re Better recognise that COVID-19 will be with us for some time to come, and they will need to continue to work differently to manage demand now and in the event of a second surge.
Together We’re Better are keen involve stakeholders, staff and service users in their work to restore services both now and for the future. They want to understand people’s experiences during the pandemic and any challenges in accessing health and care services. They also know that the pandemic has accelerated many of their priorities, including digital working and integration, and they’re keen to understand any potential benefits or negative impact of these new ways of working.
Together We’re Better would like to invite you to attend an online event on 13 August at 11.30am to inform their next steps. This will be the beginning of their conversation with service users, staff and partners as they develop their plans for the future.
For more information and to register, please click here.
We hope that you will be able to join us for this meeting and would greatly appreciate your views and feedback.