The Joined Up Care Derbyshire Board is inviting Derbyshire citizens to an event to discuss the ‘draft’ refreshed sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) five-year strategic plan. 

The event is on 13 September 2019, 9.15am to 12 noon (starting 9.00am with refreshments). Venue is the Whitworth Centre, Ballroom, Station Road, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2EQ. Onsight free parking is available (please use the car park to the side of the building).

Booking is essential as there are limited places. To book to attend this event, email Karen Ritchie via and please state if you have any access requirements. 

The refreshed STP plan will demonstrate Derbyshire’s commitment to the ambitions set out in the national NHS Long Term Plan and outlines how we intend to implement these locally. Its focus will be on:

  • Ensuring the citizens of Derbyshire ‘have the best start in life, stay well, age well and die well’. 
  • Addressing inequalities and population health management. 
  • Working together to make improvement in the wider determinants of health such as housing, education and air pollution management leading to improved outcomes for people in Derbyshire.  
  • Addressing inequalities and population health management.
  • Working with people not just patients, i.e. a focus on wellbeing not just ill health.

During the event attendees will have the opportunity to hear about planned improvements, tackling the five major service changes outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan, which are:

  • Boosting out-of-hospital care
  • Re-designing and reducing pressure on hospital services
  • Giving people more control over their own health and more personalised care when they need it
  • Mainstreaming digitally enabled primary and outpatient care
  • Focusing on population health and local partnerships with local authority-funded services.

In addition to finding out about the ambitions of the NHS Long Term plan there will be the opportunity to hear about and discuss why we need to change the way we deliver services, our model of care, how we will consider the wider determinants of health, our move to an Integrated Care System (ICS), the implementation of digital advances, our plans to develop the workforce, the development of Place Alliances and Primary Care Networks, and the financial challenge.

This event builds on extensive engagement that has already taken place to inform the draft submissions to the plan, throughout the workstreams, the Place Alliances, through the Citizens’ Panel (August and September), out and about in the local community via our interactive workshop, through our work with Creative Carers to establish ‘what carers want’, and through the work of Healthwatch Derby and Derbyshire. It is part of an ongoing commitment to involving and communicating with the public, communities, and staff over the next five years, to demonstrate progress. 

Draft plans will be submitted to NHS England and NHS Improvement on 27 September 2019, and full and finalised plans need to be agreed by the 15 November 2019.