Find out more about the Success Regime in NEW Devon.
The Case for Change was published in February 2016.
The Case for Change published in February 2016 highlighted key aspects of the need for change in Devon overall:
There are 280,000 local people living with one or more long-term conditions such as asthma, diabetes, hypertension, cancer and mental illness.
More than 1 in 5 people in NEW Devon are over 65 – higher than the national average. It will be almost 1 in 4 by 2021.
A local study found that more than 600 people in local hospital beds could go home with the right support.
There is not the right support for people who are frail, elderly or have long-term conditions to stay well and independent, and in many cases they end up in hospital because of a lack of alternatives. We forecast that there will be 37,000 more emergency admissions to local hospitals over the next five years, an increase of more than 30%.
People with mental health conditions do not have access to the level of support they need which impacts on their general health and wellbeing.
If we do nothing over the next five years to change services, we will face a 400 million overspend.
- We also have difficulties with recruiting and keeping staff at all levels and, like people living in our communities, our staff are getting older with many expected to retire in the next 10 years. We need to make sure we use staff – our greatest assets – as efficiently as possible.
Find the Case for Change document, summary paper and video below.