Media stories about STPs / ACOs


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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

Coventry and Warwickshire STP aiming for ACS status this autumn

By NHS Support Federation | 5th May 2017

Coventry and Warwickshire sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) could become the first in the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) area … 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

NHS England announces that all STPs will become ‘accountable care systems’

By NHS Support Federation | 31st March 2017

NHS England accounces that all STPs will become ‘accountable care systems’ Full story at Pulse Today 31st March 2017 According … Read more

BMA: Government must come clean about ‘cheap tricks’ on STP funding

By NHS Support Federation | 22nd March 2017

The government has employed “cheap tricks” to mask its real intentions for sustainability and transformation plan (STP) funding, the British … Read more

Government demands ‘concrete progress’ on STPs

By NHS Support Federation | 21st March 2017

The government’s instructions to the NHS this year call for “concrete progress on local sustainability and transformation plans” and say … Read more

STP funding plans fail to materialise

By NHS Support Federation | 15th March 2017

The vast majority of agreed STP (sustainability and transformation plan) proposals should be implemented by 2021, NHS leaders have said, … Read more