Media stories about STPs

‘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

GPs slam STP proposal to shift ‘massive amounts’ of work into general practice

By NHS Support Federation | 18th August 2016

GP leaders have slammed plans to transfer ‘massive amounts’ of secondary care work into general practice without proper support to … Read more

NHS sustainability and transformation plans: proposals for savings lack scrutiny

By NHS Support Federation | 17th August 2016

Local areas must balance the books in rapid plans to change health services, writes Anne Gulland What are sustainability and … Read more

The plans may still be fantasy: but NHS cuts are starting to get real

By NHS Support Federation | 12th August 2016

THERESA MAY’S government is stepping up George Osborne’s programme of relentless real-terms reductions to NHS spending to reverse Labour’s decade … Read more

Stockport hospital to make 350 voluntary redundancies to tackle deficit

By NHS Support Federation | 29th July 2016

Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport is to cut the equivalent of 350 full-time jobs in order to cope with financial … Read more