Leicestershire County Council wants branding off NHS reform plans

Full story from BBC News, 12 April 2018

A county council wants its branding taken off local NHS publications outlining major health reform plans.

The NHS is publishing sustainability and transformation plans (STPs), which aim to reduce pressure on acute services and cut costs across England.

Leicestershire County Council said it had “serious concerns” about the lack of detail in the local plan.

The Conservative-led authority said it had invested £1.3m this year supporting the effort to join up patient services.

The county council said its chief executive wrote to the local NHS in December to say the authority would not want its name or logo on the publication of a further draft STP in 2018.