NHS sustainability plans miss the point

health 5 july 2In a new article for Huffington Post, Karin Smyth MP says that from the perspective of the Bristol South residents she represents, and who have ongoing concerns about primary care – getting a GP appointment for example – NHS sustainability & transformation plans (STPs) are missing the point.

With STPs aimed at delivering multi-billion savings being carried out secretly in 44 areas nationwide, this is a seminal moment for the NHS, she argues.

Leaders need to engage the public in addressing the country’s health and social care crisis; come clean about what STPs can realistically deliver; and acknowledge that in some areas STPs could actually be asking the wrong questions.

You can read the full article here