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Frimley Health

We are supporting the Frimley Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP) footprint covering Bracknell and Ascot, North East Hampshire and Farnham, Slough, Surrey Heath and Windsor and Maidenhead areas.


The Frimley STP area is supported by a Local Workforce Action Board (LWAB) that is co-chaired by:

  • Pauline Brown, Local Director, Health Education England, Thames Valley
  • Alison Alexandra, Managing Director & Strategic Director of Adult, Children and Health Services, Royal Borough of Maidenhead and Windsor

The LWAB consists of Board level representatives from Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Local Authorities across the STP footprint.

Frimley Health STP priority workstreams for the next 18 months are:

  • To ensure that people have the skills, confidence and support to take responsibility of their own health and wellbeing.
  • To lay the foundations for a new model of general practice, provided at scale. This includes work to further the development of GP federations to improve resilience and capacity.
  • To transform the social care support market including a comprehensive capacity and demand analysis and market management.
  • Design a support workforce that is fit for purpose across the system.
  • Implement a shared care record that is accessible to professionals across the STP footprint.
  • Develop integrated care decision making hubs to provide single points of access to services such as rapid response and re-ablement ¬†with phased implementation across our area by 2018.
  • Reducing variation and health inequalities across pathways to improve outcomes.

The system is being supported by the Thames Valley and Wessex Leadership Academy (TVWLA) to implement System Leadership and Organisation Development Capabilities Programme. This programme is aimed at delivering Leadership and OD interventions that will create shifts in mindsets, behaviours and the leadership skills required to deliver STP objectives.

We provide a range of Health, Social Care and Primary Care workforce baseline datasets and intelligence, including hotspots and agency spends data to inform planning and decision making. We are also offering workforce planning, modelling and transformation capacity building to partner organisations across the system.

Some funding has been identified to support planning and implementation of the workforce element of the Frimley priority workstreams. Frimley Health workstream leads have been invited to bid for funding and applications are to be reviewed and approved by the LWAB members. Robust monitoring processes are being put in place to ensure that funded initiatives deliver measurable benefits.

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