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  • STPs

    Give us your views on the proposals in your STP or whether they are meeting the BMA’s five asks
  • Five key asks on STPs

    Over the last month a number of STPs (sustainability and transformation plans) have been published ahead of the recommended timescales from NHS England. The plans have been met by some discontent, particularly around how little public engagement there...
    • over 1 year ago


    British Medical Associationbma.org.ukKey questions for STP leadersThese questions are a starting point for finding out more about the framework of your STP. Governance structure – What is the governance structure? Who has accountability? Where is this...
  • Mapping STP development across the South East

    I am often called upon to give updates to BMA meetings on STP progress across the South East and recently there has been little to tell though that doesn't necessarily mean that there is nothing happening. The story on the ground is pretty uniform...
    • over 1 year ago

    Reject STPs, conference hears

    NHS England should reject ‘a significant proportion’ of STPs (sustainability and transformation plans) owing to their lack of focus on general practice, a conference has heard. Royal College of GPs vice chair Kamila Hawthorne has warned that...
  • STP capital requests in the region

    In February the BMA published the results of an investigation into STP requests for capital which found that plans require at least £9.5bn of capital funding. Of the south east coast plans, all had requested significantly more than the (approximately...
    • over 1 year ago

    STPs will be published by Christmas, MPs told

    MPs have been assured that all 44 STPs (sustainability and transformation plans), will be published by Christmas, according to health minister David Mowat. Department of Health ministers had been forced to defend STPs after MPs questioned their transparency...
  • STP event for the south east coast - 5th July

    Come and hear about Sustainability & Transformation Partnerships Wednesday 5 July at 6.30 p.m. (Refreshments at 6.00 p.m) Village Hotel, Castle View, Forstal Rd, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3AQ This event is free and open to BMA members, and...
    • 7 months ago

    STPs under Parliamentary scrutiny

    The Parliamentary health select committee has launched an inquiry into STPs (sustainability and transformation partnerships). The committee – chaired by Conservative MP for Totnes and former GP Sarah Wollaston – will ask how effective STPs...
    • over 1 year ago

    The burning issue: STPs

    CARE COMBINATION: STPs have become the vehicle of choice to achieve integration of care Sustainability and transformation plans continue to dominate the healthcare debate in the run up to the general election. The Labour Party has pledged to halt the...