About the review

This review is about understanding what we can do in partnership to improve care, manage costs and remodel services. It has looked at all aspects of end of life care in the county, whether that is in the community, hospital or hospice.

Fit 4 FutureThe 'Fit for Future' review has concluded its formal consultation and will now consider recommendations. The review has identified five key areas for action: finance and funding; rising demand; maintaining quality; fractured services; accessibility and equity of care and maintaining and growing the care community. Maintaining and developing the workforce, including volunteers, is also high on the agenda.

It has also already resulted in a number of pilot projects, taking the first steps towards addressing some of these challenges. These include an initiative to develop an ‘end of life’ volunteer workforce in the county and providing expert training to micro providers who deliver personal care, domestic support and companionship directly to those who need it.

Recommendations from the consultation will now go to the Board of Trustees and new care models that can be rolled out nationally are expected to be piloted in the spring.