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NHS: Reorganisation

Question for Department of Health

UIN 33347, tabled on 11 April 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the recruitment process was for the appointment of NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan Footprint Leaders; and what criteria were used to appoint to those posts.

Answered on

14 April 2016

Sustainability and Transformation Plan areas have been determined by local health and care services coming together in ways that make sense for their local areas, in order to transform the way that health and care is planned and delivered for their populations.

Following local discussions about who is best placed to play the role of footprint leaders, together with discussions with national bodies, 41 of the 44 planning areas have identified and agreed leaders.

They are mostly a mix of trust chief executive officers, clinical commissioning group leaders and local government executives.

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