Category Archives: STPs

Sustainability and transformation plans and partnerships

by House of Commons Library (2017)

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Sustainability and transformation plans in London: an independent analysis

By The King’s Fund

Earlier this year the Mayor of London asked The King’s Fund to undertake an independent assessment of London’s five sustainability and transformation plans (STPs). At a breakfast event this week we launched a joint report with the Nuffield Trust looking at the STPs, their content and common themes.

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Sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs)

By NHS England

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Emerging approaches Developing sustainability and transformation plan governance arrangements

By HFMA (2017)

The aim of this briefing is to explore the emerging governance arrangements being developed to support the delivery of sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) in the NHS. It provides a background to the introduction of STPs, a review of emerging plans and arrangements and a view on what is working well, alongside a summary of the areas where further work is required. The briefing pulls together experiences for finance staff and others to use in developing their own robust governance arrangements.

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Sustainability and Transformation Plans: Five key questions for planners

By Centre for Health & the Public Interest (2017)

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Delivery Costs Extra: Can STPs Survive Without The Funding They Need?

By BMA (2017)

This BMA report analyses all 44 STP plans. It highlights concerns around poor engagement with clinicians, patients and the public. It also identifies that there is a challenging timeline for STP implementation and little in the way of firm commitment to deliver the plans. The report is also accompanied by a paper summarising each STP plan and a glossary of commonly used acronyms.

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Sustainability and Transformation Plans How serious are the proposals? A critical review

By London South Bank University (2017)

This report brings to the fore the challenge of NHS and Local Government collaboration. With local government democratically accountable to its local population, working to meet local needs; and with the NHS accountable through NHS England and NHS Improvement; planning together over a wider footprint in terms of population, with completely different accountabilities, means the starting point for STP-level collective decision-making and planning is a challenge. Layer on top of this the fact that the STP process is an NHS policy (not provided in partnership with the Department for Communities and Local Government), which is being translated by NHS leaders in STP footprints as a policy requirement for collective working and joint decisions with local government, where some of these decisions are likely to be challenged by local populations (and where local government clearly has to consult and represent local people’s views), and you have the recipe for a poor starting place for collaboration. Finally the lack of clarity about the relationship between populations (local and STP footprint) makes this a messy process without clear boundaries.

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