Over the past eight months, Solent NHS Trust has been working with health and care organisations across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to agree how best to meet the many opportunities and challenges facing the local health and care system. This has focused on both the need to empower people to stay well and also on how we can provide safe, high quality, consistent and affordable health and care to everyone.
This transformation programme does not replace or slow down local transformation programmes. Instead, we have come together to do the things that can only be achieved by working together across the whole of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We have learned a great deal from working with and listening to local people over the past few years and this plan is rooted in these local discussions. Working together also allows us to better share best practice and ensure we are co-ordinated when we make local changes.
The challenges we face are not unique to our area; in fact, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is one of 44 areas across England that are developing detailed local transformation and sustainability plans (STPs) to find ways of solving them.
The Five Year Forward View made a commitment that by 2020, there would be “fully interoperable electronic health records so that patient’s records are paperless”. This was supported by a Government commitment in Personalised Health and Care 2020 that ‘all patient and care records will be digital, interoperable and real-time by 2020’.
The Local Digital Roadmaps (LDR) programme aims to shape national policy and strategic investment through a detailed understanding of local health and care systems’ plans to use digital technology to drive sustainability and transformation. LDRs, aligned to Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP), will provide the evidence base and justification to underpin new investment and increased optimisation of existing assets.