Hertfordshire & West Essex

The five-year Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for Hertfordshire and West Essex, called A Healthier Future, sets out the challenges and opportunities facing NHS and care services across the area. It shows how we will work together to improve health and wellbeing within the funds available. This plan is one of 44 currently being developed across the country.

The STP is available online www.healthierfuture.org.uk
It highlights some of the work that is already being done in your area to make services more effective and efficient and improve people’s health and wellbeing.

A Healthier Future sets out the four main ways in which NHS health and care organisations
plan to improve health and care in the area, within the funds available:
• helping people to live healthier lives, avoiding preventable illnesses;
• improving the health and care services offered at home or in local communities;
• using hospital care for specialist and emergency treatments only;
• improving the efficiency of health and care services.