NHS England has produced a short introduction to STPs:
For more details please see the NHS England website > About Sustainability and
Please see Planning for the future - Bath and North East
Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire's Sustainability and Transformation
Plan (STP) - A short guide.
The whole NHS is facing unprecedented challenges - as we are all
living longer and the population is growing, more demands are being
placed on the health services which is causing operational and
We are working with other health and social care organisations
from across Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Swindon and
Wiltshire, to agree a plan for how we will work together to address
these challenges over the next five years.
This plan is called the Sustainability and Transformation Plan
Every health and care system in England will produce an STP,
showing how organisations can work together to maintain quality,
meet targets and sort out finances over the next few years.
This follows the publication of the NHS Five Year Forward View in 2014, which
called for different models of care in the NHS and greater
collaboration between hospitals and other parts of the health and
social care system.
Working across B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire, this joint
approach gives the opportunity to make big changes to the way we
address the needs of local people at a time when quality, services
and finances are all under immense pressure.
Our local plan is being led by James Scott, Chief Executive of
Royal United Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Bath.
Please see the NHS England website > Sustainability and
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