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Raise a cuppa and help design the NHS for the next 70 years

Together We’re Better, the partnership transforming health and social care in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, is inviting staff to help shape the NHS for the next 70 years.

The NHS is celebrating its 70th birthday on 5th July and Together We’re Better, the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), would like you to hold a tea party and, over a cuppa, share your experiences of what is good about the NHS and what needs to change.

Health & Wellbeing Board Survey

How do we protect our health and care services against a background of an ageing population and services already under considerable strain? 

Part of the solution is for more people to make lifestyle choices that will enable them to stay healthy and well for longer to help reduce the demand that our services are seeing.

Staffordshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board would welcome your views on what we can all do to help people make good lifestyle choices.

Reforming Charity Tax Reliefs- A Chance to Have Your Say

There hasn't been a full review of charity taxation and reliefs for over 20 years and the world in which the voluntary sector operates has changed a lot since then! Tax reliefs for charities are estimated to be worth £3.77bn a year, the main ones being business rates relief, Gift Aid and VAT relief.

So how can the system be improved?

NCVO have established the Charity Tax Commission. It's assessing how the system can be modernised to help charities like yours make an even greater contribution to society.

Designing Future Health Services in Stoke and North Staffordshire

The North Staffordshire and Stoke Clinical Commissioning Groups have produced another update on the work underway to design future health services in Stoke and North Staffordshire. A copy is attached. it summarises the outcome from the Options Development Event on 14th February and explains the next steps.

Further information is available on www.stokeccg.nhs.uk/stoke-get-involved/consultation-engagement/the-futur...

Flood Resilience Event - Burton

Burton on Trent has the highest flooding risk in Staffordshire, with the flood defences working 49 days out over the last 10 years to protect the town against a flooding event. Despite this, out of the 11691 most at risk addresses, only 742 (6.35%) are currently fully signed up to the Environment Agency Flood Warning System.