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30 June 2022

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Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is a great place to live and work. It is a thriving, diverse county with a proud history, famous attractions, areas of natural beauty and a passion for innovation, learning and research with the support of two leading universities.

Our Integrated Care System (ICS) is responsible for the health and care of 1.1 million people who live in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, across a geographical area of 1,048 square miles. We are aligned with two upper-tier local authorities, Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council. We serve a very diverse population, with complex health and care needs, comprising both rural and urban areas, extremes of affluence and deprivation, as well as significant health inequalities.

Working with our partners, we have agreed on an ambitious vision “working with you to make Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent the healthiest places to live and work”. With plans for service and system change over the next five years to meet this we are focused on improving the health and wellbeing of our local people through high quality care that is delivered in a sustainable way. Our system represents a joint commitment demonstrated by NHS and local authority partners to transform the way we provide health and care across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

It is an exciting time to join our ICS as we take forward the learning from COVID-19 and accelerate our priorities for integrated working. We know there is more work for us to do before we become a truly integrated system and we have very real challenges to overcome if we are to realise our ambitions. Local flexibility willbe key, so that we design an approach that delivers our ambitions with primacy of place based (and neighbourhood) partnerships, providers collaborating to integrate care, whilst we align our collective leadership to tackle the wider determinants of ill health and inequalities.

We are looking to attract candidates from the broadest pool, including Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) communities and those with lived experience of disability: all are currently under-represented. We want a change. We are really interested in receiving applications from people with different backgrounds, skills, and experiences.

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