STPs - national media stories

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

‘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