Regulator criticises ‘passive and unwieldy’ STP

Full story in The HSJ, 8 February 2018

A sustainability and transformation partnership had “not begun to function effectively” when the Care Quality Commission carried out a local system review at the end of 2017.

The East Sussex review covered part of the area of the Sussex and East Surrey STP – which was put in the “needing most improvement” category in last year’s STP ratings. Former NHS Improvement deputy chief executive Bob Alexander was appointed as chair in October, taking over from Michael Wilson, the chief executive of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust.

The review said the STP had not started to function properly “due to a lack of investment and infrastructure”.