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Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire. It is one of the eight largest regional English cities and is the second-largest city in the Yorkshire and the Humber region.

  • Population size: 584,853 (2018, ONS UK)
  • Area: 367.9 km²


Place plans:

The Sheffield Accountable Care Partnership (ACP) is an alliance of health and social care organisations that work together to focus on key issues that can only be addressed together.

The Shaping Sheffield Plan 2019-2024 sets out priorities over 1 year (2019-2020) and 5 years, building on good foundations and accelerating progress across the city, along with collective themes and next steps identified across health and care organisations in the city.

New initiatives:

  • Sheffield ACP have been working with Peak Health Coaching (PHC) to deliver the WMTY: Introduction to Person-Centred Approaches course. They have joined Sheffield CCG who have also been working with PHC to develop a virtual (Zoom) Foundation Course, and later Intermediate Course, in developing skills in Health and Wellbeing Coaching. These courses are part of a drive to create ‘a flourishing and thriving Sheffield by developing our people in a joined up way to deliver holistic, person-centred and integrated care.’ (ACP Workforce Strategy, 2019)
  • ​​​​​​​As part of the ongoing work supporting the homeless population in Sheffield to manage their own health and wellbeing, a benefits realisation tool has been developed. The tool consists of a number of achievements for the individual to work towards with the ultimate aim of them moving into more structured housing. This tool can incorporate the key agencies that support the individual (health, social care, voluntary sector) or that they come across (police etc.) 
  • The Sheffield COVID-19 End of Life (EoL) Medicines group is a collaborative group of health commissioning and provider organisation medicines management representatives from Sheffield CCG, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and St Luke’s Hospice. The group was established in the early stages of the city’s COVID-19 response to support various pathways and guidelines to support the timely use of EoL medicines with a commitment to work together to overcome challenges and share expertise.

System Plans and Developments:

  • Health and social care organisations in Sheffield have been working together during the COVID-19 pandemic to solve the complex challenges presented throughout the outbreak. 
  • A number of cross-organisational, community groups have been set up to work collectively and develop a consistent approach to readdressing racial inequalities in our health and care system. You can read more about each group set-up and an agreed action plan to addressing racial inequalities in our city.
  • Continuous Learning and Development is critical for leaders to be innovative and agile, and to enhance their skills, competencies and knowledge to be able to support their teams and give the leadership required in the modern world. You can find resources and information around system leadership, project management and person-centred approaches.

Residents report being in:

  • 46.7% very good health and 33.4% good health
  • 13.7% fair health
  • 4.8% bad health and 1.4% very bad health

Source: Local Government Association

Healthy Life Expectancy at Birth 2015/17:

  •  62.5 (male), 60.1 (female) - England (as comparison) 63.4 / 63.8

Source: *Data taken from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Local Government Association

SYB ICS Five Year Plan (2019-2024)*

  • 50.2 female to 49.8 male*
  • 20 to 24 is predominantly age band (60,681)
  • 83.7% White (majority) and 8% Asian/Asian British (second majority)

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