This week offers the last chance for people living in Gloucestershire to share their views on the principles and priorities set out in the county’s five year Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).

The STP sets out the very significant challenges that exist and the opportunities to ensure local people can access high quality, sustainable and safe physical and mental health care into the future.

The challenges include a growing population with more complex needs, increasing demand for services, escalating drug costs, recruiting enough staff with the right skills and expertise and pressure on finances.

Whilst the engagement period comes to a close this week, one final drop-in session has been scheduled on Saturday 25 February 10am-4.30pm, when Chatterbox will be visiting Eastgate Shopping Centre in Gloucester. Via touchscreen and by recording short video clips, the “photobooth” style Chatterbox offers an innovative opportunity for local people to share their views on the STP and how people can be supported to lead a healthy life.

People in Gloucestershire are also invited to provide their feedback by completing the online survey at or emailing by Friday 24 February.