The amount of money that we have to spend locally on health and social care services is rising but demand for those services is also rising. If we continue to deliver health and care services in the same way as we do now and try to meet expected future demand for those services there is likely to be a gap in the budget required of nearly half a billion pounds across Humber, Coast and Vale.
These calculations are based on us delivering all the same services in the same way as we deliver them now and not making any changes or innovations. Therefore, it is crucial that we think about how to meet the health needs of our population in different ways so that we can make the most of every penny available to us.
Our resource constraints are not just about money. We also have long-standing difficulties finding and keeping the qualified workforce that we need. We know we need new solutions to our workforce challenges, which is why we are working together with a wide range of partners to develop the workforce of the future.