Media stories about STPs / ACOs


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A&E, cancer and maternity units to close in major NHS overhaul

By NHS Support Federation | 18th November 2016

Thousands of hospital beds are set to disappear, pregnant women will face long trips to give birth and a string … Read more

STPs will be published by Christmas, MPs told

By NHS Support Federation | 16th November 2016

MPs have been assured that all 44 STPs (sustainability and transformation plans), will be published by Christmas, according to health … 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

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

Can Simon Stevens’ Sustainability and Transformation Plans save the NHS? – The Centre for Health and Public Interest

By NHS Support Federation | 6th November 2016

Predictions that the NHS is facing disaster have been issued so often that people no longer pay much attention. This … Read more

Another ‘secretive’ mega shake-up of the NHS is being carried out by stealth, warns Unite

By NHS Support Federation | 26th October 2016

Another mega NHS shake-up, with a serious threat to patient services, is underway by stealth, Unite, the country’s largest union, … Read more

STPs are making plans ‘they do not believe can be delivered’

By NHS Support Federation | 11th October 2016

Health economy leaders are being forced to draw up sustainability plans which they do not believe can be delivered, according … Read more