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Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 139918, tabled on 1 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the rate of progress on the establishment of Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships in England.

Answered on

8 May 2018

All sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) have governance plans and established leadership in place.

It is important that local people, organisations, and systems themselves, can see how their local footprint is performing comparatively in delivering transformation and improving patient care. That is why we have published an STP Dashboard that makes this assessment.

The STP Dashboard assesses performance and is on track to be refreshed by July 2018. The 2017 dashboard can be found in the following link:

The next steps for those STPs that are ready to go further is integrated care systems (ICS). ICSs see commissioners and National Health Service providers, working closely with general practitioner networks, local councils and others, voluntarily agree to take shared responsibility for how they use collective resources for the benefit of their local communities.

To enable this, NHS England and NHS Improvement will offer them far more control and freedom over the total operations of the health system in their area.

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