Our vision is to improve the health of the whole population, reduce health inequalities and ensure NHS services are fit for the long term.
The 2017-18 NHS budget for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire is £1.15 billion serving a population of close to one million.
In recent years, health spending in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire has exceeded this budget by around £90m.
In order to protect NHS services for the future, we have to live within our means and make the best use of taxpayers’ money.
We have identified a number of opportunities to improve services and increase efficiency. These are outlined in the proposals summary document below.
Consultation on each of the three policies outlined below will continue for 12 weeks until 15 April 2018. The consultation will include a combination of online surveys, face to face meetings and briefings, listening events and presentations. Further details on each consultation and online surveys are available:
This work forms part of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire’s Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) and reflects the NHS’s Five Year Forward View to deliver sustainable care for future generations.
This is an ongoing process and proposals and plans will develop as we continue this vital transformation. We will continue to publish our proposals and review feedback and comments from patients and the public.