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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Birmingham and Solihull Sustainability and Transformation Plan

Published: 24/10/2016

The NHS has been working in partnership with Birmingham City Council and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to develop a Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Birmingham and Solihull.

The draft plan has been published today on the Birmingham City Council website.  Please visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/stp for more information.

In a statement from Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Sue Davis, Chair and John Short, Chief Executive, said:

“We are delighted to be part of these ambitious plans, which for the first time are bringing together health and social care leaders from Birmingham and Solihull to work on addressing the real challenges we all face in improving outcomes and reducing health inequalities across our whole area.

“The Birmingham and Solihull Sustainability and Transformation Plan demonstrates a real commitment to improving the mental health of our population alongside improvements in physical health. This includes earlier help for those starting to experience mental health problems, better access to crisis care and an emphasis on recovery, employment and training to help people who have experienced mental ill health lead fulfilling lives. The STP will be a vehicle to drive through the innovations in mental health care that Birmingham and Solihull is already well known for, and to ensure that mental health is an integral part of every workstream within the plan, in line with the local and national ambition to achieve parity of esteem between mental and physical health care.”

Click here for a statement from Mark Rogers, System Leader, Birmingham and Solihull STP