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‘Shameful’ pace of STP rollout risks financial meltdown, warns former NHS commissioning chief

By NHS Support Federation | 29th September 2016

The timescale imposed by NHS England for developing sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) has been condemned as ‘ridiculous’ and ‘shameful’ … Read more

Secretive NHS STP plans could see GP numbers in Hackney fall by a third

By NHS Support Federation | 22nd September 2016

NHS England’s Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP) would see England divided into 44 “footprints” – which must achieve financial balance … 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

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

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