Test 16 February, 2017

Saving STPs: achieving meaningful health and social care reform

Current ambitions for NHS reform rest on Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs). These aim to bring local leaders together to create cohesive systems of care that are proactive, not reactive, with a focus on prevention and care being delivered in the community rather than in hospitals. They also aim for health and social care systems to properly exploit technology. All this will save time and money and deliver better quality care.

In their current form, STPs are not going to work. Reform’s report, Saving STPs – achieving meaningful health and social care reform, published today, sets out the changes that need to be made for STPs to succeed.

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