Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)
Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) are five year plans for the future of health and care services in local areas.
NHS organisations have come together with local authorities and other partners to develop the plans in 44 areas of the country – in this area, Herefordshire and Worcestershire make up our local footprint. STPs represent a very significant change to the planning of health and care services in England.
The scope of STPs is broad. Initial guidance from NHS England and other national NHS bodies set out around 60 questions for local leaders to consider in their plans, covering three headline issues: improving quality and developing new models of care; improving health and wellbeing; and improving efficiency of services. Leaders were asked to identify the key priorities needed for their local area to meet these challenges and deliver financial balance for the NHS.
The plans needed to cover all aspects of NHS spending, as well as focusing on better integration with social care and other local authority services. They also needed to be long term, covering October 2016 to March 2021.
Who is involved?
Worcestershire County Council, Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG NHS, South Worcestershire CCG NHS, Wyre Forest CCG NHS, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, 4 Primary Care Collaborations, Herefordshire Council, Herefordshire CCG NHS, Wye Valley NHS Trust, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Taurus GP Federation
More information about STPs in general can be found here – https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/topics/integrated-care/sustainability-transformation-plans-explained