Our vision is connecting communities and coordinated care to help citizens live longer, safer, happier, healthier lives for all. Our mission is for health and care in Dudley to be in the right place at the right time and to be in the community where possible, hospital when necessary.

Our vision will be delivered through a number of work programmes set out below. Collaboration and integration are critical when designing new and often complex solutions and through strengthening our partnership we will achieve our vision. Our health and wellbeing priorities are addressed throughout our work programme, and as an anchor network we will undertake actions to support social and economic determinants of health and wellbeing.

Health and wellbeing priorities:

  • children are ready for school
  • fewer people die from circulatory disease
  • more women are screened for breast cancer.

Across all of these goals, we will embed an approach to health inequalities.

Outcomes to be achieved

  • Care close to home with improved outcomes.
  • Longer healthy life expectancy.
  • Personalised care and improved patient experience.
  • More say in their care through co-production of health and care in Dudley.
  • Reduced unplanned hospitalisation for chronic ambulatory sensitive admissions.
  • Improved health and wellbeing outcomes for our children and young people.
  • Enhanced emotional resilience for our population, and supporting people (all ages) to stay mentally well and reducing mental health inequalities.
  • Improved physical health for our population with severe mental illness.

  • Increase in people attending community services, reducing pressure on hospitals, primary care and social care.
  • Timely discharge from hospital.
  • New models of integrated and coordinated healthcare.
  • Effective Anchor institution and partnership, providing leadership for change.
  • Improved integrated pathways.

  • Sustainable health and care system that includes a thriving voluntary and community sector with increased collaboration.
  • Improved health and wellbeing for our population.
  • Sustainable workforce reflective of the population we serve with the "I can" approach.
  • A system engagement strategy that draws on the wealth of community insight and eases navigation.
  • Increased utilisation of digital technology innovations.

Work Programme

Programme To be delivered

Strengthen partnership effectiveness

A new model of care has been developed to provide care where possible in community settings, relieving pressure on acute and mental health services, but ensuring that they are accessible when required. We will work to ensure the sustainability of Dudley’s thriving voluntary and community sector, to include establishing an anchor network and compact.

2023-24 to 2024-25

Transform citizen experience

Through community partnership teams and adoption of population health management approaches we will deliver safe, coordinated, and effective physical and mental health care and support in the community for, that meets the needs of our patients and utilise digital technology to support the delivery of effective services across all partners.

2023-24 to 2025-26

Shift the curve of future demand

To implement our Primary Care Strategy including the following; access, sustainability, population health, multi-disciplinary teams, personalisation, collaboration, development, and resilience.

2023-24 to 2027-28

Health inequalities

Implement Dudley’s Joint Health, Wellbeing and Inequalities Strategy with a focus on prevention and access to reduce health inequalities in our communities.

2023-24 to 2025-26

Children and young people

Our priority will be family hubs and Start for Life which has six specific areas of action, to provide seamless support for families and an empowered integrated workforce.

2023-24 to 2025-26

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