Staffordshire health and social care integration extension proposed

The deal to integrate health and social care will focus on older people Credit: PA Wire

Staffordshire County Council is hoping to agree on a new deal to improve integrated health and social care for residents.

If agreed, the deal would extend the partnership between the council and the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust (SSOTP) for a further three years initially.

The original agreement in 2012 saw the transfer of more than 1,100 adult care staff to the trust - creating the country's largest integrated health and social care trust.

The proposals to renew the contract for the next three years initially will be discussed at the next meeting of Cabinet today.