What is the STP

This year, NHS England outlined a new approach for health care providers to help ensure that services are planned by place rather than around individual institutions.

To do this, local health and care providers have been asked to work together in regional ‘footprints’ to produce a Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), showing how services will evolve and become sustainable over the next five years to deliver the Five Year Forward View – you can read a copy of this below.

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There are 44 STP ‘footprints’ in England.

Twelve local NHS organisations and four local authorities in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes are working together to develop the STP for the area, which are linked to five priorities that local partners have identified.

View the priorities here.