PRIMARY CARE IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE AND BASSETLAW GETS SHARE OF NATIONAL £1.8BILLION NHS FUNDING

Monday 5th August 2019

PRIMARY CARE IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE AND BASSETLAW GETS SHARE OF NATIONAL £1.8BILLION NHS FUNDING

Primary care in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw are to get £57.5million new funding to improve facilities in a new NHS spending pledge announced by the Prime Minister today.

The Prime Minister confirmed a £1 billion boost to NHS capital spending, allowing upgrade programmes to proceed, as well as £850m to 20 hospitals.

The £57.5m for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw is funding for which the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System submitted a bid in 2018.

The successful funding bid included our plans to:

  • Create integrated services hubs bringing together primary care, community care and social care under one roof in purpose built settings, offering the ability to deal with a wide range of issues affecting local communities in one location
  • Improve GP practice facilities so that they are able to meet the minimum requirements needed to become a ‘training practice’, which means we will be able to train more primary care staff in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw
  • Undertake significant refurbishment and extension of existing primary care facilities so they are flexible and adaptive spaces which allow a wider range of health and wellbeing services to patients
  • Join up local services and therefore improve the use of digital in primary care

Sir Andrew Cash, Chief Executive of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System said: “We are delighted to hear that we’ve been successful in securing £57.5million new national funding into South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.

“The investment will help us to develop primary and community care in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw at pace, to help deliver our ambitions for providing high quality health and social care as close to people’s homes as possible.

“Patients and the public repeatedly tell us that good access to fantastic health and care services in their communities is what they want from their NHS, and we are thrilled that this new money will further support our ability to deliver just that for people across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.”

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