STPs - national media stories

NHS ‘spends £21m on management consultancy advice’ while cutting nurses

By NHS Support Federation | 30th August 2017

Health and social care services across England have paid £21m to management consultant firms to advise on radical cost-cutting plans, an … Read more

Nuffield health sales leap as NHS comes under strain

By NHS Support Federation | 31st July 2017

The deteriorating health of the UK population has boosted turnover at one of Britain’s largest private hospital ­operators as the … Read more

Go-ahead given to support 15 STP areas with £325m capital investment

By NHS Support Federation | 19th July 2017

The Department of Health (DH) and NHS England have finally revealed that 15 high-performing STP areas will be given a share … Read more

Rise in life expectancy has stalled since 2010, research shows

By NHS Support Federation | 18th July 2017

A century-long rise in life expectancy has stalled since 2010 when austerity brought about deep cuts in NHS and social … Read more

Doctors ‘horrified’ by STP staff costs

By NHS Support Federation | 28th June 2017

A vast cohort of operations managers, communications executives, administrators and financial analysts has been created to drive forward controversial STPs … Read more

Secret NHS cost-cutting plans sound ‘death knell’ for British healthcare, warn campaigners

By NHS Support Federation | 6th June 2017

Extended waiting times, ward and service closures, and withdrawal of public funding for some treatments among proposals in new national savings … Read more

HSJ Exclusive: New national savings drive will ‘challenge the values’ of NHS leaders

By NHS Support Federation | 6th June 2017

Closing wards and services, blocking choice of private providers, systematically extending waiting times, and stopping some treatments are all being … Read more

Trusts left ‘drowning in debt’ by Treasury-driven scheme

By NHS Support Federation | 2nd June 2017

The way that sustainability funding has been distributed risks creating huge imbalances where some NHS trusts become “cash rich” and … 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

The areas where NHS cuts could hit hardest

By NHS Support Federation | 17th April 2017

The areas of the country where NHS cuts are likely to hit hardest because services are nearing their “overdraft” limits … Read more