Why do we need to change?

The demand on local services is increasing rapidly as people are living longer with more complex conditions.  If we carry on running services in the same way as we do now then we will run out of money. We need a new approach to delivering health and care services that is focussed on keeping people healthy and independent for as long as possible.  
 
Our consultation with local people identified their top five priorities were:
 
A person, not a condition
A single plan
Invest in the workforce
Focus on prevention
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