Our collective local strategy for delivering health and social care improvements to meet the needs of our communities – and ensure services are fit for the future – is set to be finalised ready for publication.

The Northamptonshire Health, Care and Wellbeing Plan sets the future direction for all health and care organisations in the county, including hospitals, NHS services, GPs, local council services including public health, voluntary and community services and the Northamptonshire Health and Wellbeing Board. Its dual purpose is to form our local response to the NHS Long Term Plan and act as the refresh of our joint Health and Wellbeing Board strategy, building on the success of the partnership work we have already delivered and continue to progress through NHCP. This will result in all health and social care organisations working collectively to deliver one strategic plan locally.

The initial draft of our plan was informed by conversations with health and care professionals, service users and members of the public as hundreds of people took the opportunity to participate in local engagement events and surveys undertaken earlier this year. Throughout October, we have been continuing these conversations with clinicians and health and care leaders to help us flesh out the detail of our plan.

The final draft of the Northamptonshire Health, Care and Wellbeing Plan will now go through the required assurance processes with our regulators, NHS England and NHS Improvement. Once this is complete we will publish the plan on the NHCP website and share it widely through our partners. Look out for further updates at on these pages northamptonshirehcp.co.uk, on Twitter and Facebook and in the next edition of Partnership Update.