New model of care will strengthen healthcare workforce in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

The NHS in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is hoping to strengthen the local health workforce through changes to local health services.

The CCGs have now published a ‘Spotlight’ document explaining more about how their new model of care aims to help achieve this.

Dr Lorna Clarson, Clinical Director for Partnerships and Engagement for North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs said: “The NHS across the whole country faces challenges in the workforce across all skills and specialities. Fewer people are choosing medicine and care as a career and North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are not alone in seeing a workforce which is uncertain about the future.

“Part of redesigning health services in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is about changing the way our hugely valuable people work together. By working as integrated care teams, different types of healthcare professionals will work together more efficiently and will be able to support each other and share their expertise.

“This will not only benefit patients, but will also benefit staff themselves, giving them greater job satisfaction, helping us to recruit new staff and retain those we already have.”

People are being encouraged to share their opinions before the consultation closes on 17 March 2019 by completing the official survey. This is available online or by requesting a hard copy survey to complete and send back via Freepost. 

The survey can be accessed at https://www.elesurvey.co.uk/f/615263/1536/ or via the consultation website https://www.healthservicesnorthstaffs.nhs.uk/ where there is also further information including the full consultation document. 

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