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The NHS Long Term Plan is the National Health Service’s plan to make sure it is fit for the future. It aims to give everyone the best start in life, will deliver world-class care for major health problems such as cancer and mental health, and will help people age well. 

The plan, backed by extra investment, has been developed by people who know the NHS best – frontline health and care staff, patients and their families, and other experts – who will continue to shape how it is implemented across the country.

We have been working with patients, the public and partners - including local councils, the voluntary and community sector and social care – to develop local plans to turn the national ambitions contained in the Long Term Plan into real improvements to services and outcomes for patients, building on the progress we’ve already made together over the last few years. To read a copy of the national plan and find out more, visit

In addition to an online and paper survey, we also held a series of face-to-face engagement sessions with the community in Colchester and Tendring. We worked to achieve wide, community based engagement on the full scope of topics covered in the Long Term Plan (LTP). Reviewing previous engagement activity, we identified 'harder to reach' and 'hard to hear from' groups and the engagement offer was refined to capture the views and opinions of both the existing community groups/service users/public, and those voices that have been missing. You can find out more by reading our Long Term Plan Communications and Engagement Strategy.

Following our engagement sessions in 2016 - 2018 which included our Big Care Debate, Big Conversation 1 and 2 and our Urgent Care Review, we reviewed our public involvement activity when planning engagement on The NHS Long Term Plan. For example, we learnt that there are over 10,000 community groups in Essex and therefore partnered with the local Healthwatch Essex and Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise Organisations to advise us which groups to engage with to gain feedback on The NHS Long Term Plan. We have listed the engagement sessions we attended below but please do continue to let us know if you would like us to attend any community meetings you are involved in. 

Please note the Local Transformation Plan refresh for 2019; Open Up Reach Out, will be published on this website on 17 December 2019.

Engagement sessions:

University of Essex, SOS Bus Visit, 14 January, 2019

The SOS Bus team with Lauren Nash, NEECCG Communications and Engagement Officer.

GP Practice Engagement Session, Parsons Heath Medical Centre, 22 January, 2019

Young Carers' Conference, Chelmsford City Racecourse, 31 January, 2019

Claire Corbett, Business Manager, Planned Care Transformationwith an exhibition about the Long Term Plan, childhood illness handbooks, and other NHS services, at the Young Carers' conference.

Childhood Illness Workshop, One Colchester Shop Bumps and Babies Group, 4 February, 2019

Ashleyen and baby Orla Livingstone with Health Visitor Leander Bull from Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service and Lauren Nash, NEECCG Communications and Engagment Officer.

Colchester Bangladeshi Women's Group, Firstsite Colchester, 12 February, 2019

Local Health Matters (Tendring), Mistley Village Hall, 13 February, 2019

Colchester Carers' Wellbeing Group, Kingsland Church Community Centre, 14 February, 2019

Colchester Chinese Association, together with EPUT governors, Aspen House, 15 February, 2019

Local Health Matters, Colchester, Stillwater Centre, 27 February, 2019

Frinton and Walton Carers' Wellbeing Group, Frinton Community Association, 28 February 

MAZE Colchester Parents Support Group, Mercury Theatre, Colchester, 4 March

Clacton Carers' Wellbeing Group, Tendring CVS, 5 March

Beacon House Ministries, Colchester, Drop In Session, 13 March

Tendring Older People's Forum, Weeley Council Offices, 29 March 

Age Concern Colchester (sessions TBC)

Engagement Report

We would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to give us feedback in all forms during our engagement and listening sessions.

Feedback from the sessions and survey is being used in our work with providers for service improvements and redesign, both now and in the future.

There will be further opportunities for feedback during the year and we will continue discussing our plans for service changes with our patients.

You can read the full engagement report here.


You can download useful summary documents by clicking on the links below:

The NHS Long Term Plan Summary

Ageing well and the NHS Long Term Plan

Cancer and the NHS Long Term Plan

Digital transformation and the NHS Long Term Plan

Learning disability, autism and the NHS Long Term Plan

Mental health and the NHS Long Term Plan

Personalised care and the NHS Long Term Plan

Primary care and the NHS Long Term Plan

Starting well and the NHS Long Term Plan

Stroke and the NHS Long Term Plan

Workforce and the NHS Long Term Plan

Long Term Plan on Biteable.


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