Media stories about STPs / ACOs


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Dudley ACO contract set back

By NHS Support Federation | 5th January 2018

Full story in the HSJ, 5 January 2018 The procurement to establish a pioneering “accountable care organisation” model in the … Read more

Legal action over attempts to ‘Americanise’ the NHS

By NHS Support Federation | 3rd November 2017

Full story in The Independent, 3 November 2017 Legal action is being taken against Jeremy Hunt and the Department of Health over their proposals … Read more

Council ‘at breaking point’ over NHS’s push to accountable care system

By NHS Support Federation | 18th September 2017

Leicester City Council has threatened to raise formal concerns with Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland STP over proposals to evolve into an … Read more

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

Notts STP teams up with Capita to set up accountable care system

By NHS Support Federation | 23rd August 2017

A sustainability and transformation partnership in the East Midlands has recruited Capita to help with the creation of its accountable … 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

‘Megalithic’ changes to health and adult social care agreed

By NHS Support Federation | 24th July 2017

Three years ago the county council formed the East Sussex Better Together programme with clinical commissioning groups, the trust running … 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

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