Joining up services for better care in the Weston area

Building on public engagement work carried out earlier this year, our vision document ‘Healthy Weston: joining up services for better care in the Weston area’ sets out a proposed way forward for organising and delivering health and care services as effectively and efficiently as possible in Weston-super-Mare, Worle, Winsombe and the surrounding villages of the south rurals.

This is a really exciting milestone in our work to develop and improve health and care services in these areas, helping us to respond to the increasing demand on services, reduce health inequalities, and address a number of significant challenges we face both in terms of the clinical and financial sustainability of services.

Among the key themes outlined in Healthy Weston: joining up services for better care in the Weston area, the CCG is looking at developing a new model of care for Weston, placing greater emphasis on primary care, redefining the role of Weston General Hospital as a new ‘care campus’, and looking at how Weston General Hospital and neighbouring hospitals can work together to deliver the highest quality acute services in the future.

Like many parts of the country, we face significant challenges with an ageing and growing population and increased and changing demand for our services. We need to think differently about how we provide services, to ensure that they continue to meet the needs of local people not just now, but into the future.

A draft of the 'Healthy Weston: joining up services for better care in the Weston area' vision document was made publicly available as part of the Governing Body in-common papers published on 26 September 2017. It was presented and discussed at the North Somerset CCG Governing Body in-common meeting on 3 October.

The final version, which takes into account final comments from provider boards and the NHS England assurance process, was published below on 11 October 2017. A public-facing summary of the document will follow.

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Healthy Weston: joining up services for better care in the Weston area

A proposed way forward for organising and delivering health and care services as effectively and efficiently as possible in Weston-super-Mare and surrounding areas.

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Healthy Weston Q&As

Questions and answers to support Healthy Weston: joining up services for better care in the Weston area.

Get involved

Join us for an upcoming event to share your views on joining up services for better care in the Weston-super-Mare area. Together, we’ll look at the options available and develop the choices that need to be made.

Details for the public events listed below will be confirmed soon. We’ll also be holding public events in other parts of North Somerset over the coming weeks. Please email northsomerset.feedback@nhs.net or phone 01275 546702 to register your interest.

Save the date (all dates to be confirmed)

  • 9 November 2017, 7pm to 9pm, Cheddar Football Club
  • 14 November 2017, 7pm to 9pm, Weston Football Club 
  • 11 January 2018, 7pm to 9pm, Cheddar Football Club 
  • 17 January 2018, 7pm to 9pm, Weston Football Club

If you’d prefer to share your views online, please watch this space for our survey which will be opening shortly.

Local health and social care professionals are working closely with us to develop our plans. To make sure their voices are heard too, we’ll be holding more staff events at Weston Football Club in November and January. These events are open to all providers of health and care services. Please email northsomerset.feedback@nhs.net for more information.

Your feedback will make a difference in how future services are designed – help us to get it right by sharing your views.