"Over the last nine months, 25 partner organisations have come together to develop and agree the vision, ambitions and priorities for the future of our region’s health and care.
"We have one collective goal – to enable everyone in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to have a great start in life, with support to stay healthy and live longer.
"Having come together to understand the challenges we all face, prevention will be at the heart of everything we do. We plan to invest in, reshape and strengthen primary and community services so that we can provide the support people in our communities and neighbourhoods need to be as physically and mentally well as possible.
"We also want everyone to have access to high quality care in hospitals and specialist centres if and when they need it. To do this, we plan to work as a network – so that no matter where people live, they get the same high quality care and experience when it comes to treatment and rehabilitation.
"We will also focus on other factors affecting health, including education, employment and housing to not only improve the health but the wellbeing and life chances of everyone in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.
"The development of our STP so far has seen all partner organisations committing to the ambition of truly improving the health and wellbeing of our 1.5 million population. It’s now time to broaden and strengthen the thinking further. We will draw on the local knowledge, experience and passion of local leaders across all our health and social care organisations as well as local communities so that collectively, we can create a vibrant, successful and healthy South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw."