It is crucial that doctors and other key stakeholders engage in and influence the plans as they develop. While there is national direction and oversight of STPs, they are being developed locally.
Use these steps to take action in your local area.
1) Find out the best way to get involved by making contact with your:
- STP lead
- LMC (local medical committee)
- LNC (local negotiating committee)
- industrial relations officer
2) Be prepared to ask questions
We've compiled a list of helpful questions you can ask your STP Lead.
Download key questions (PDF)
3) Better strategic planning
STPs will bring together all previous transformation proposals under one umbrella and therefore should encourage more strategic planning across the footprint.
The footprint based nature of STPs means that the implications will vary depending on which area of the country you work in.
With this in mind, there are a number of opportunities for doctors from STPs:
- more opportunities to work with colleagues across disciplines
- reduced workload pressures from improved technology and more self-care
- better evidence based decision making