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Future Fit - Programme Update - June 2014

The Future Fit Programme continues to take very positive steps forward, and this was recently recognised by NHS England’s area team which noted the tremendous progress made to date.  In particular, they noted the impressive clinical engagement throughout this process and continued ongoing support.
The first phase of the Programme was completed earlier in 2014, including the Clinical Case for Change and the Principles for Joint Working.  These documents have been approved by the Governing Bodies of Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group and the Boards of Shropshire and Telford Hospitals Trust and Shropshire Community Health Trust, and have also been endorsed by the Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Patient and Public Focus Groups Output Now Available

Three patient and public focus groups took place on 27 February and 4 March 2013. These followed the initial evidence reviews by clinicians and patient representatives for these key areas of care:

  • Long-term conditions and frailty – services to support patients with conditions that cannot currently be cured but can be controlled by medication and other therapies
  • Planned care - non-emergency treatment that involves being seen by a specialist which may then lead to a treatment or procedure
  • Acute and episodic care – services to respond to unexpected illness or trauma

Future Fit Programme Update

Following extensive engagement on the NHS England ‘call to action’ initiative during the autumn of 2013, the Future Fit Programme has been set up to develop a clear vision for excellent, safe and sustainable hospital services to serve the populations of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales. Services that are fit for the future are safe, accessible, offer the best clinical outcomes and attract and develop skilled and experienced staff.

The Future Fit Programme is a partnership between hospitals, the local clinical commissioning groups who have responsibility for buying health services on behalf of local patients, public, local councils and others from the population area served.

NEWS RELEASE - Local commissioners and providers partner to improve health services across Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin

14th March 2014

A coalition of leading healthcare organisations have today urged people to get involved and help shape the Future Fit programme which aims to improve hospital and community services across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and mid Wales.

Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group, Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and Powys Teaching Health Board and others are working together to ensure services across the region are fit for purpose.