Media stories about STPs

‘Secret’ new health plan to be released just days after Virgin Care awarded contract

By NHS Support Federation | 14th November 2016

Health bosses are to publish a “secret” new plan for regional health services – just days after Virgin Care won … Read more

Investment and support for general practice must be the focus of local STPs

By NHS Support Federation | 14th November 2016

The RCGP has responded to the King’s Fund report on Sustainability and Transformation Plans, published today. Professor Maureen Baker, RCGP … Read more

Gloucestershire Local Digital Roadmap needs £13.3m in funding

By NHS Support Federation | 14th November 2016

Gloucestershire’s STP outlines plans for technology implementation while The King’s Fund says STPs remain the best hope that the NHS … Read more

NHS cuts: How will Yeovil Hospital and Musgrove Park be affected as NHS bids to avoid £600M deficit?

By NHS Support Federation | 14th November 2016

Somerset’s two main hospitals are considering their options as they seek to avoid a £600M deficit by 2021 and it … Read more

STP plans to cut GP numbers by a fifth and merge practices

By NHS Support Federation | 14th November 2016

GP numbers will fall by 18% by 2021 under STP plans published for Somerset. Under proposals drawn up by local … Read more

MP demands health bosses reveal details of ‘secret’ NHS cuts plan

By NHS Support Federation | 14th November 2016

Shadow Health Minister Barbara Keeley raised concerns after an investigation found NHS England chiefs had told local leaders to keep … Read more

STPs ‘far from perfect’ but NHS has no plan B, warns think tank

By NHS Support Federation | 14th November 2016

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) have failed to involve frontline clinicians or patients and have been mired in confusion, a … Read more

Patients and staff shut out of NHS transformation plans, says thinktank

By NHS Support Federation | 14th November 2016

NHS plans that could lead to hospital and A&E closures have been kept secret from the public and barely involved … Read more

NHS bosses ‘trying to keep cuts secret’

By NHS Support Federation | 14th November 2016

NHS chiefs are trying to keep plans to cut hospital services in England secret, an investigation has found. Full details … Read more

Bid to transform NHS in Norfolk and Waveney – and save £160m – ‘in realms of fantasy’

By NHS Support Federation | 14th November 2016

A project to radically alter the NHS in Norfolk and Waveney was today described as being “in the realms of … Read more