Developing a Sustainability and Transformation Plan with our partners across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

During the last few months colleagues from across the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire health and care community have come together to develop ideas around how we can create a sustainable future for the local NHS. The Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) sets out a vision for the future of healthcare for our population for the next five years.

We are delighted to share these plans and our emerging thinking with you. They have been developed using insight from patients and the public and bring together feedback from public engagement activities, local surveys and local health scrutiny committees, and information collated from ‘friends and family’ test data, patient complaints and Care Quality Commission reports. 

You can find out more in our summary document, read the full submission or watch a short video about our emerging thinking. Your feedback is important and you can provide this via the website

You are invited to get involved in the ongoing development of these plans and the publication of this Sustainability and Transformation plan is your chance to get involved at this early stage.

Demands on the NHS, as you will be well aware, are increasing beyond our means and we are no longer able to continue delivering health and care in the same way and still meet those needs.

Although services are better than ever, people are living longer with more complex health conditions, such as diabetes or dementia, and these conditions need to be carefully managed, sometimes for decades.

The cost of care is also increasing and sometimes the way we deliver care is not the most efficient. We know that across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire there is variation in quality and service and we want to change this.