Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs)
It meant health commissioners and providers had to develop a draft plan outlining how they would work together to improve the health and wellbeing of their communities.
Our plan was submitted in Autumn 2016.
Our work has progressed significantly and we are now pushing to become an Integrated Care System.
We are the smallest STP in England, which means it’s important that we work closely with our neighbouring STPs, as patients needing specialist care will be treated at specialist centres mainly in the north east.
They aim to help meet a ‘triple challenge’ set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View
- better health
- transformed quality of care delivery
- sustainable finances
This collaborative approach means local leaders of health and care services are planning around the needs of communities.