STPs to create new five year plans

The STP areas have been told to create new five-year plans by autumn 2019, which should set out how services will be improved and achieve financial sustainability achieved.

NHS England and NHS Improvement chief executives, Simon Stevens and Ian Dalton, have written to the areas and said “sustainability and transformation partnerships” and “integrated care systems” will be developed and the plans agreed  during the first half of 2019-20.

The letter also said: “This will give you and your teams sufficient time to consider the outputs of the NHS long term plan in late autumn and the spending review 2019 capital settlement (in the spring); and to engage with patients, the public and local stakeholders before finalising your strategic plans.

Full story in The HSJ, 16 October 2018