Tag : STPs
LGC survey: Confidence in STPs getting worse Subscription
More than half of council chiefs and senior officers are doubtful their voice is being heard as STPs move into the implementation phase
Health and care integration is suffering cultural and financial tensions. Rachel Dalton reports on a roundtable with council chief executives, sponsored by Civica, which considered the current experience
Council 'at breaking point' over NHS push to ACSSubscription
Leicester City Council has threatened to raise formal concerns with Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland STP over proposals to evolve into an accountable care system, HSJ has learned.
In a previous article I said one of the problems facing sustainability and transformation partnerships has been bureaucracy imposed by NHS England.
Health leaders are in discussions over merging three northern sustainability and transformation partnerships to create the largest in the country, Health Service Journal can reveal.
Khan could be key to STP successSubscription
LGC commentary on a new analysis of London STPs
Care providers call for greater STP engagementSubscription
Evidence found that social care and staff trated as having lower status than NHS
County denies agreement on STP next phaseSubscription
The chief executive of Leicestershire CC has denied reports that councils will decide this month on whether to establish an accountable care system (ACS) across its sustainability and transformation partnership footprint.
Leaders in Leicestershire will decide this month how to establish a new accountable care system after receiving a “clear message” in favour of the proposal from regulators.
A council-led sustainability and transformation partnership has recruited Capita to help with the creation of its accountable care system
Commentary on new partnership working in North East Lincolnshire
We work in challenging times. It seems that barely a day goes by without another reminder of funding pressures’ potential impact on care for the most vulnerable and on residents’ wider health. As the only serving adult social care director leading a sustainability and transformation partnership (STP), I know this all too well.
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Whatever the challenges, a return to silos is not a viable option
NHS leader to replace council chief as STP bossSubscription
One of the council chiefs leading a sustainability and transformation partnership is to stand down and hand the role to a local NHS service leader.
STP ratings: full detailsSubscription
Sustainability and Transformation Partnership ratings
Analysis: What next for STPs?Subscription
Frustrations abound at the STP process, but they remain the best hope for reform
Every sustainability and transformation partnership will have to draw up mental health workforce plans and appoint a senior leader to deliver them.
Questions about the future of sustainability and transformation partnerships have not been answered by the view that their local unpopularity and the new national politics will kill them off.
Mapped: First ratings of all 44 STPsSubscription
Sustainability and transformation partnerships have been publicly rated for the first time, with five labelled outstanding and five placed in the lowest category of “needs most improvement”.
National leaders have announced which health economies will receive a share of the £325m of extra capital funding that was pledged to the NHS in the spring budget.
The first NHS “accountable care systems” must develop a “pathway” for STPs in other areas to follow, according to their agreement with NHS England, seen by HSJ.
Sustainability and transformation partnerships (STP) are the new vehicles to support the delivery of the NHS Five Year Forward View.
A former health secretary has been brought in to chair Norfolk and Waveney sustainability and transformation partnership, one of the few in the country with a local government lead.
A single chief officer has been appointed across the three clinical commissioning groups in the Surrey Heartlands sustainability and transformation partnership.
Labour pledges to halt STP 'disgrace'Subscription
Shadow health secretary vows to review all 44 proposals should his party triumph at the general election
National NHS leaders are preparing to pin-point health economies that must make “difficult choices” to scale back “unaffordable” services, the Health Service Journal reports.
Hospital boss to replace Mark Rogers on STPSubscription
Dame Julie Moore is to be confirmed as the new lead for the Birmingham and Solihull sustainability and transformation plan.
New STP leaders for two footprintsSubscription
New leaders for two sustainability and transformation plan patches have been confirmed, with one of the most well known leads stepping aside.
The social care funding gap could be worse than feared with a shortfall of more than £2bn in 2017-18 alone, a new analysis of local plans for health and care suggests.
STPs asked for 'credible implementation plan'Subscription
Sustainability and transformation plan areas are being asked for a “credible implementation plan” to turn proposals into action and reconcile them with contracts and financial targets.
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has said some councils should take on “decision rights” in the development of sustainability and transformation plans.
The public are suspicious of sustainability and transformation plans but some positive news shines through anyway
Councils engaged in efforts to integrate health and social care should stop competing for resources with the NHS and believing increased funding for the health service is “theft”, the chief executive of the Chartered Institute for Public Finance and Accountancy has said.
Local government urged to stop competing for resources with the NHS
Call for additional funding as cuts to social care and public health budgets bite
Five north London clinical commissioning groups have appointed a single chief officer to cover their entire sustainability and transformation footprint.
A sustainability and transformation plan region has invited marketing agencies to express an interest in developing a “social media and guerrilla marketing” campaign to promote its proposals, LGC’s sister title Health Service Journal reports.
STP leaders will be given the right to “recommend” member trusts and commissioners reorganise, where the “veto power or inertia” of individual organisations is holding up change, Simon Stevens has said.
New taskforce to 'challenge' weak STP proposalsSubscription
A new taskforce will challenge weak workforce proposals in sustainability and transformation plans, NHS Improvement has told LGC’s sister title Health Service Journal.
Six out of seven people haven't heard of STPsSubscription
Research shared exclusively with LGC’s sister title Health Service Jounral has found very low awareness of sustainability and transformation plans among the general public.
The NHS’s unpublished proposals for dealing with extreme funding pressure suggest it will employ thousands fewer nurses and other staff in the next few years, and treat tens of thousands fewer emergency patients in hospital.
Community and primary care would see the fastest increases in funding, at the expense of slow growth in mental health and general acute spending falling in real terms, under detailed STP forecasts analysed by LGC’s sister title Health Service Journal.
The health service will have to reduce the number of patients admitted to hospital as an emergency for three years running, according to official proposals for how it can survive despite its funding constraints.
Mapped: All 44 STPs published – full coverageSubscription
STP full coverage from LGC’s sister title Health Service Journal
When the wider media began to report that plans were afoot to radically reconfigure health and care services across the country many campaigners, commentators and politicians quickly cried foul.
The fact NHS budgets cannot be used to solve the social care funding crisis “is not a legitimate reason” for failing to press on with STPs, Simon Stevens and Jim Mackey have warned.
Sustainability and transformation plan footprints that have not “done justice” to mental health will be offered support next year, NHS England’s national mental health director has said.
A small number of the most advanced STPs will soon become “integrated organisations” combining providers and commissioners, while others will be able to take control of staff working across their region.
Four sustainability and transformation plan areas will spearhead system leaders’ plans for regional back office mergers across the NHS, which could require significant changes to local governance structures.