STPs - national media stories

NHS bed occupancy levels hit record high during last quarter of 2016

By NHS Support Federation | 27th February 2017

The latest NHS bed occupancy figures are the highest ever recorded for a third quarter since quarterly data collections began … Read more

Controversial NHS shake-up will cost £150m of taxpayers’ money

By NHS Support Federation | 26th February 2017

A controversial plan to transform NHS services and make savings will itself cost £150m of taxpayer cash to deliver, it has … Read more

Delivering sustainability and transformation plans

By NHS Support Federation | 21st February 2017

From ambitious proposals to credible plans This report examines the content of the 44 sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) that … Read more

Government cutting beds across UK hospitals in NHS money saving measures

By NHS Support Federation | 21st February 2017

Hospitals will have to be closed and beds cut as part of a series of money-saving measures across the NHS … Read more

Health cuts most likely cause of major rise in mortality, study claims

By NHS Support Federation | 17th February 2017

An unprecedented rise in mortality in England and Wales, where 30,000 excess deaths occurred in 2015, is likely to be … Read more

Apps, texts and software are all part of the NHS ‘digital revolution’

By NHS Support Federation | 16th February 2017

An app which allows patients to manage their own health problems may reduce admissions to A&E and take the work … Read more

Another blow to STPs as current plans require £10bn of fresh funding

By NHS Support Federation | 15th February 2017

The majority of the 44 STP footprints are expecting to require new capital funding in order to finance the projects … Read more

NHS needs £9.5bn to transform

By NHS Support Federation | 14th February 2017

Controversial plans to transform and integrate health and social care services require at least £9.5bn of capital funding – but … Read more

One in six A&E departments at risk of closure or downgrade

By NHS Support Federation | 7th February 2017

One in six A&E departments face being closed or downgraded in the next four years, according to an analysis of … Read more

Rising demand leads to review of stroke units

By NHS Support Federation | 3rd February 2017

People who suffer a stroke could have further to travel to hospital if health bosses decide to reduce the number … Read more