42. Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

In October 2018, the chief executives of NHS England and NHS Improvement wrote to all STP leaders instructing them to come up with new five year plans by autumn 2019. The new five-year plans will replace those which were drawn-up in 2016 based on the previous five-year funding settlement to 2020-21. The new five year STP will be developed based on a new NHS England budget.

The letter notes that “It will be extremely important that you develop your plans with the proper engagement of all parts of your local systems and that they provide robust and credible solutions for the challenges you will face in caring for your local populations over the next five years.”

NOTE: The information on this page relates to the original STP drawn up in 2016, however much of the information is still relevant and could be part of the new STP.

What does the STP mean for your area?

Health planners are trying to reduce NHS deficits and think about ways to re organise care. However getting the large deficits under control could prevent facilities being developed that can cope with the health and care social needs of local people.

Proposed cuts

A cut of 300 beds is planned for the acute sector.

Plans include moving critical care services to Southampton and Portsmouth and reducing acute care by 10%.

There are plans to reduce the size of the area's physical NHS estate by 19% and estate costs by £24 million.

It is likely that some services will move from St Mary's hospital on the Isle of Wight to the mainland, increasing the number of people needing to be ferried to hospitals in Southampton and Portsmouth.

Changes in who organises our care

The STP proposes "integrated primary care hubs" which will have "multiprofessional primary care teams with extended skills", with the aim to reduce the use of the acute sector.