Health and care services in Doncaster are working together to tailor support to community strengths to help Doncaster residents maximise their independence, health and wellbeing. Doncaster residents will have access to excellent community and hospital based services when needed.
The Doncaster Health and Social Care community has a long history of working together in partnership to achieve positive change for local people. Each of the health and social care organisations within Doncaster already has plans for the future and these have often been developed in partnership. In some cases, such as the Better Care Fund Plan, the plans are jointly owned.
However there is a strong view that in order to transform our services to the degree required to achieve excellent and sustainable services in the future, we need to have one vision and one Plan for the whole of Doncaster. For this reason, key leaders from across health and social care in Doncaster have come together to develop the Doncaster Place Plan (the Place Plan).
This is the first time in Doncaster that we have articulated a shared vision across health and social care and there has been significant contribution across a wide set of local organisations:
- Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (DBH)
- Doncaster Childrens Trust (DCT)
- Doncaster Local Medical Committee (LMC)
- Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC)
- Fylde Coast Medical Services (FCMS)
- NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS Doncaster CCG)
- Rotherham, Doncaster & South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDASH)
- Emerging GP Federations
The Doncaster Place Plan describes the joint focus over the next five years, building upon the existing body of work and local plans already in place. In line with the Five Year Forward View, our aim is to further develop out of hospital services and to foster community resilience, so that we can better support people and families, provide services closer to home and reduce demand for hospital services.
We will monitor our progress on an on-going basis and adjust our focus as required. The vision is based around a description of a future landscape for health and social care services in Doncaster.