Understanding sustainability and transformation plans

30 / 09 / 2016

STPs are place-based, multi-year plans that are built around the needs of local areas and their populations, rather than the activities of individual organisations. In the NHS shared planning guidance 2015, NHS England asked every local health and care system in England to come together to create their own ambitious local STP to accelerate the aims of the Five Year Forward View, including addressing the funding gap, improving service quality and enhancing population health and wellbeing.

This briefing discusses the policy context, development to date, the timetable for further development and implementation, as well as the key messages from local political, commissioning and provider leaders on how the STP process could most helpfully develop in the coming months.

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Much will be written in the coming weeks and months about how the new NHS Long Term Plan is regarded nationally by the various parts of the health service – from think tanks to membership bodies to Royal Colleges. What is perhaps more important, explains Michael Wood, local growth advisor at the NHS Confederation, is how it is seen on the ground by external, local partners. After all, there isn’t much the NHS can achieve in the plan that doesn’t need their support, resources or input

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