The Northamptonshire Health, Care and Wellbeing Plan – our local response to the NHS Long Term Plan and a refreshed strategy for our county’s Health and Wellbeing Board – is now expected to be published in March.

Our draft plan includes input from our staff, community and stakeholders gathered in the development of the plan over 2019.

Before publication our plan must be approved by our regulators, NHS England and NHS Improvement, and the draft plan is currently awaiting final sign-off. Once approved, publication of local plans throughout the country is likely to be in accordance with a nationally-agreed timetable.

In the meantime, we are working hard to develop supporting materials to help summarise and explain some of the key elements of our plan. This will also help our stakeholders to have conversations about the plan with their teams, colleagues and members of the public.

Look out for further information in the next edition of Partnership Update and keep an eye on the NHCP website and our social media channels (@ourNHCP on Twitter and Facebook) for the latest updates on publication.