Make your views heard on the future of health and care locally

The Together We’re Better partnership is launching a 12-week public conversation across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to listen and understand what is important to you about health and care locally, what works well and what you think should be improved.

As a partner in Together We’re Better, we are working alongside NHS organisations, local authorities, Healthwatch and voluntary and community sector groups to achieve a joint vision of ‘working with you to make Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent the healthiest places to live and work’.

In order to achieve this, it is important we think differently, be innovative and work together to change health and care services.

The 12-week public conversation will launch in the coming weeks and will build on the NHS Long Term Plan that was published in January 2019. Local conversations will focus on the following areas:

  • Simplifying the local urgent and emergency care system
  • Developing a new vision for health and care in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent that is focussed on high-quality community-based care centred on the citizen – this will include maternity services, mental health services and planned care (surgery and outpatients)
  • How the local health and care system can embrace and fully utilise new technology and ensure the buildings we deliver services from are fit for purpose
  • Reviewing the use and function of the community hospitals in South Staffordshire
  • Exploring what ‘integration of health and care services’ really means for local people
  • Identifying additional priorities that will deliver clinical and financial stability.

How to get involved

Listening events

The following face-to-face events will be held across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to enable you to make your views heard. Due to space restrictions in each of the venues, please ensure that you confirm your place by clicking on the relevant Eventbrite link and following the booking process – thank you.


Date Time Location Book
Monday 3 June 7pm-9.30pm (registration from 6.30pm) Tirol Suite, SnowDome, River Drive, Tamworth, B79 7ND Click here
Thursday 6 June 7pm-9.30pm (registration from 6.30pm) Entrust, Riverway Centre, Riverway, Stafford, ST16 3TH Click here
Wednesday 12 June 1pm-3.30pm (registration from 12.30pm) Leek Cricket Club, Macclesfield Road, Leek, ST13 8SG Click here
Thursday 13 June 10am-12.30pm (registration from 9.30am) Kingfisher Room, Blurton Community Hub, Ingestre Square, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 3JT Click here
Tuesday 18 June 7pm-9.30pm (registration from 6.30pm) Aquarius Ballroom, Victoria Shopping Park, Victoria Street, Cannock, WS12 1BT Click here
Wednesday 26 June 1pm-3.30pm (registration from 12.30pm) C J Bayley Suite, Port Vale Football Club, Hamil Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 1AW Click here
Tuesday 2 July 1pm-3.30pm (registration from 12.30pm) Garrick Room, George Hotel, Bird Street, Lichfield, WS13 6PR Click here
Thursday 4 July 7pm-9.30pm (registration from 6.30pm) Windsor Room, Stoke Town Hall, Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1HP Click here
Thursday 11 July 10am-12.30pm (registration from 9.30am) Tom Bradbury Suite, Pirelli Stadium, Princess Way, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 0AR Click here
Monday 15 July 7pm-9.30pm (registration from 6.30pm) North Staffordshire Medical Institute, Hartshill Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST4 7NY Click here
Wednesday 17 July 2pm-4.30pm (registration from 1.30pm) Bourne Room, Wombourne Civic Centre, Gravel Hill, Wombourne, WV5 9HA Click here


Public/staff roadshows

A number of public roadshows will be held across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in busy public areas such as shopping centres, supermarkets, leisure centres and libraries. Staff roadshows will also be held in key health and care locations. More details on where these will be held will be available shortly.


A survey seeking your views will be available electronically via Together We’re Better’s website at Hard copies can also be provided, while an Easy Read version will be produced. This will be available soon.


Together We’re Better’s monthly newsletter provides updates from its work programmes alongside other news and events. You can sign up by clicking here, while for previous editions, visit the Newsletters page online.

Please help us by getting involved and making your voice count in this important first stage in developing proposals for change. Thank you.

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