Why we need to change

Looking after you, your families and your communities used to be simple.

If you were ill or needed care, the NHS just did what it always has.

First port of call: your GP.

And then, if you needed it, your local hospital would be there for you.

But the world is changing.

Rising demand, increased strain on the system, and permanent pressure on finances mean the way we deliver care must change too.

So over the past three years – quietly in the background – a new approach has been taking shape.

Just like in regions all over the UK, your local NHS organisations have been joining forces with your local councils.

Together, they are working as one to help everyone lead healthier and more fulfilled lives, be part of a strong community and benefit from effective and sustainable health and care services when they need them.

It’s because everyone’s health and wellbeing is often determined by where and how they live.

It’s because factors like employment, quality of housing, transport and other public services can influence levels of demand on GPs, hospitals and community care.

And it’s because, by working together, the Partnership has the potential to positively affect it all.


We are focusing on the following transformational programmes of work:


Three other work programmes underpin these and will help enable change: Digital Transformation, Estates and Workforce

Understanding communities will be at the heart of all this work, with local residents being asked to help shape their future health and social care services.

We recently held a ‘Year of Wellbeing’ across Coventry and Warwickshire throughout 2019, that focused on prevention and improving people’s quality of life.

We’ll be posting regular updates to this website and organising events in the community over the coming months. You can also get involved by emailing info@bettercarecovwarks.org.uk, liking Coventry and Warwickshire Health & Care Partnership' on Facebook, or following the programme on Twitter at @healthyhappycw