To help face the challenges to the health and care system in Essex, a partnership has been formed between the NHS organisations in Essex.
Mid and South Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) is one of three national initiatives designed to support the most challenged health and care systems across the country.
The regime in Essex covers hospitals and NHS providers in the south of the county plus the CCGs that commission the services, including Thurrock CCG. The two to three year programme will see hospitals, GP surgeries and other NHS service providers work together to address deep-rooted pressures and secure high quality care.
The overall aim is to improve health and care in areas managing financial deficits or issues of service quality or both.
Mid and South Essex STP will bring managerial and financial support to the region. It will help facilitate the developments of local plans that will set out how we will transform care in a sustainable way.
Thurrock CCG will be working with our partners in the hospital trusts and the other CCGs in south and mid Essex to ensure the success of the programme. Key elements of focus include a closer working relationship across the area and improvements of provision and access to urgent and emergency care.
For more information and to download the area's Sustainability and Transformation Plan, visit the Mid and South Essex STP website.
Health and care organisations consultation
Health and care organisations have developed plans and presented them to residents of mid and south Essex through a consultation which ended on Friday 23 March 2018.
The Joint Committee made up of the five CCGs in south and mid Essex agreed to go forward with the proposals in July 2018. These proposals include changes to A&E services, the development of a special stroke unit at Basildon and the transfer of services from Orsett Hospital to new medical centres in Thurrock, resulting in the eventual closure of Orsett Hospital. you can read more in the news section of our website.
The Mid and South Essex STP has produced a guide that outlines the decisions on hospital changes and what they will mean for the public. Click on the link below to download: