In 2016, NHS England outlined a new approach for health care providers to help ensure that services are planned by place rather than around individual intuitions.
To do this, local health and care providers have been asked to work together in regional ‘footprints’ to produce a Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), showing how services will evolve and become sustainable over the next five years to deliver the Five Year Forward View.
There are 44 STP ‘footprints’ in England.
Twelve local NHS organisations and four local authorities in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes are working together to develop the STP for the area, which are linked to five priorities that local partners have identified.
Draft plans for the region were submitted to regulators in June and then October, and plans continue to be developed with involvement from all 16 partner organisations.
We now eagerly await feedback from NHS England and NHS Improvement on the draft plans so as to move forward and involve local people in meaningful consultation and solution design.
We want to hear from you!
We’ve prepared a questionnaire to gather your feedback on the ideas presented in the October submission for the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Sustainability and Transformation Plan (BLMK STP).
We want to find out what you think of our ideas, whether we’re on the right lines and if there’s anything else we need to be considering. Your input will help to shape the STP’s development and the transformation of our local health and social care services.
The draft plan, questionnaire and feedback form are all available on the BLMK STP website www.blmkstp.co.uk