Media stories about STPs

Cancer patient dies after being denied transfer because of bed shortage

By NHS Support Federation | 1st June 2017

A cancer patient died after he was denied an urgently needed transfer to another hospital because no bed was available, … Read more

Doctor reveals Slough NHS Walk-In Centre could close by September

By NHS Support Federation | 26th May 2017

A doctor concerned about further pressures on Wexham Park Hospital has revealed there are plans to close Slough’s walk in … Read more

What are STPs and why do they matter?

By NHS Support Federation | 16th May 2017

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) are place-based plans for improving health and care services in 44 areas of England. They … Read more

Beds to be axed at Leek Moorlands Hospital ‘within weeks’

By NHS Support Federation | 13th May 2017

Beds will be axed at another North Staffordshire hospital in the next few weeks. Campaigners have been fighting to safeguard … Read more

Future Fit: No progress made on independent review

By NHS Support Federation | 8th May 2017

The independent review into the Future Fit process has still not made any progress, three months after it was announced … Read more

New merger trust sets out five year savings plan

By NHS Support Federation | 4th May 2017

Essex’s new mental health provider trust must deliver £43m of savings over the next five years to hit its business … Read more

Are NHS transformation plans a sticking plaster over big funding gaps?

By NHS Support Federation | 3rd May 2017

Almost every day there’s a new report on the state of NHS finances. With so many negative headlines, it can … Read more

Campaigners prepare to fight health bosses over plans for South Tyneside District Hospital Read

By NHS Support Federation | 25th April 2017

Campaigners are gearing up for the next round in their fight against plans which will shape future health care in … Read more

Millions in taxpayers’ money spent on private consultants to plan NHS cuts

By NHS Support Federation | 25th April 2017

The country’s biggest accountancy firms have made at least £17.6m to date helping the NHS draw up plans that will … Read more

What will STP mean for Lancashire?

By NHS Support Federation | 25th April 2017

It’s claimed that patients and even doctors and nurses are in the dark about huge changes coming to Lancashire. According … Read more