The challenges

Similar to across the country, Sheffield has an ageing population and is seeing a rise in long-term conditions such as diabetes and arthritis. Set against a backdrop of less money, due to the expected continued reduction in funding for councils, and the increasing cost of providing care, it is important to make changes now to ensure we have a system fit for future demand.

Our aims for the next five years

  • Reducing the need for A&E attendance and emergency admissions by 20%.
  • More local specialist diagnosis and management of health problems, making best use of technology, reducing hospital outpatients attendances.
  • Single assessment for long term care and pooled health and social care budgets, helping people stay at home where hospital and reducing placements in care outside Sheffield.
  • Development of specialist services in Sheffield to provide care to South Yorkshire and wider populations.
  • Reducing the gaps in life expectancy across the city.
  • Quality of care and patient experience must continue to be improved. 

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