STPs Subjected to ‘Full Consultation’ with Patients

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) will be subject to ‘full consultation’ with patient groups, the health secretary suggested yesterday, appearing to go further than commitments in NHS England guidance.

STPs offer the best chance of improving health and care services, trialling different schemes on a local level to help develop a more sustainable healthcare model. However, STPs have faced strong criticism from multiple groups. If STPs do not work ‘then there is no plan B’ (King’s Fund).

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Published 24. November 2016 in News UK