The NHS is one of the most discussed topics in public policy, and yet some of the most drastic changes facing the NHS in a generation are little understood by the patients and staff they will affect the most. Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, or STPs, are partnerships formed by NHS authorities and local councils in 44 areas of England intended to improve health and social care, to place it on a more sustainable footing for the future.
However, despite the far-reaching nature of these plans, many members of the public only find out about them when they propose service changes and closures that seem drastic. STPs are expected to communicate their ideas to the communities they affect, but questions can certainly be raised about whether this is happening in reality.
The Whitehouse health team has organised a panel event on the evening of Monday 4th December to discuss these issues. STPS: Creating the Case for Change will feature contributions from top-level stakeholders across the health sector, covering topics including local engagement, successes and learnings so far, the role of patient groups and politicians, and the links between STPs and Accountable Care Systems, and eventually Accountable Care Organisations.
We are pleased to confirm that our panel will comprise of:
- Chair: Nicholas Timmins, former public policy commentator at the Financial Times and current fellow at the King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust
- Ian Tompkins, Director of Communications and Engagement for the East London Health & Care Partnership
- Jonathan Walden, Commissioning Policy Lead, Department of Health
- Dr Paul Williams MP, member of the Health Select Committee
The panel will be followed by a networking opportunity with refreshments. To attend, please do register by clicking here – places are limited, and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Please register before close of play on Thursday 30th November.
We look forward to welcoming you to an informative event.