Media stories about STPs

Emergency care set to be cut at one south-west London hospital as NHS bosses struggle to meet quality demands

By NHS Support Federation | 15th September 2016

Emergency and maternity care could be cut from at least one south-west London hospital as NHS bosses struggle to meet financial … Read more

GPs decry Capita’s privatised backup services as ‘shambles’

By NHS Support Federation | 14th September 2016

Family doctors have criticised the “shambles” that has ensued after the firm Capita was handed a £700m contract to provide … Read more

Four Liverpool hospitals could merge as Merseyside NHS faces £1 billion black hole

By NHS Support Federation | 13th September 2016

Four Liverpool hospitals could merge as the NHS faces a black hole of nearly £1 BILLION in Merseyside and Cheshire. … Read more

STPs: Radical local modernisation plans or the end of the NHS as we know it?

By NHS Support Federation | 8th September 2016

To some, they are bold, painful, inevitably controversial but nevertheless necessary local blueprints designed to save the NHS in England, … Read more

‘Postcode lottery’ revealed in NHS care

By NHS Support Federation | 8th September 2016

Patients with dementia, diabetes and learning disabilities are being let down by their local health services in many parts of … Read more

Legal challenge issued against ‘unlawful’ Grantham hospital A&E closure

By NHS Support Federation | 1st September 2016

A patient group has launched a legal challenge against United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s decision to cut opening hours at … Read more

A&Es and hospitals face closure in NHS funding crisis

By NHS Support Federation | 28th August 2016

The NHS is drawing up plans to close services including A&E departments and district hospitals amid a dire funding crisis. … Read more

Plan to ‘transform’ NHS could lead to downgrade of major London hospitals

By NHS Support Federation | 27th August 2016

Council leaders have refused to sign up to a plan to “transform” NHS services amid fears two major London hospitals, … Read more

Details emerge of plans to cut NHS services in England

By NHS Support Federation | 26th August 2016

Details have emerged of plans to cut NHS services as part of a major reorganisation of care across England. Proposals … Read more

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) explained

By NHS Support Federation | 24th August 2016

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) were announced in the NHS planning guidance published in December 2015. NHS organisations in different … Read more