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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