Our Five Year Plan

NHS Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens recommended on 17 March 2020 that all local Long Term Plans not already published should be held back until at least Autumn 2020.

The NHS Long Term Plan was published in January 2019. Drawn up by staff, patients and national experts it sets out a national ambition for how we can all make the NHS fit for the future.

The plan has three key areas of focus:

  • Making sure everyone gets the best start in life
  • Delivering world-class care for major health problems
  • Supporting people to age well.

As part of Healthier Together, health and care organisations across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire want to work in partnership with the public and staff to develop a local Five Year Plan. This will build on all the existing good work already underway and will help us to make sure we are creating an ambitious but realistic local plan that takes account of national priorities and our local communities.

Find out more and read the NHS Long Term Plan or the NHS Long Term Plan Summary.

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Watch the video to find out more about some of the problems we need to overcome and why it’s so important that organisations and communities work together to improve services.

With kind permission from The Health Foundation to share this video.

How can you get involved?

  • Email your thoughts and feedback to: bnssg.ltp.feedback@nhs.net
  • Staff listening events and surveys will be held across the BNSSG area. Further details will be promoted within each organisation
  • Through our existing programmes of work we regularly have conversations with a wide-range of people to seek feedback and input. This will be taken account of as our Five Year Plan is drafted
  • If you are part of our Citizens’ Panel your responses to surveys will be used to help inform the development of our local plan
  • We may also hold further public events or surveys – we will post details on this page, so please check back in the coming months.
Discussing ideas at an event

Healthwatch engagement

Local Healthwatch organisations have already sought some public feedback.

This included some broad questions relating to the NHS Long Term Plan and topic specific, including cancer and learning difficulties and autism. The report is published and includes our feedback and reflections on the findings.

You can view the report through this link to the Healthwatch website.

Julia Ross, Joint Healthier Together Lead Executive and Chief Executive of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

“Understanding what’s important to local people, voluntary organisations and staff is fundamental to helping us shape the future of health and care services. Over the coming months, we will continue to build on the Healthwatch findings to ensure our health and care plans for the next five years are reflective of local need.

“On behalf of our Healthier Together partnership, I’d like to thank everyone for their contribution to this thorough and timely report.”

If you would like to find out more, share your views or you have a question in relation to this work, please contact us by email. If your enquiry refers to coronavirus inc symptoms, testing, and travel, please refer to the latest Government guidance before getting in touch.