NHS Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) – What do they mean?

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) were announced in NHS planning guidance, published in December 2015. NHS organisations have been asked to come together to develop ‘place-based plans’ for the future of health and care services, with final plans expected to be completed in October 2016.

But what do STPs really mean? And what will they mean for the NHS?

  • The King’s Fund has produced this quick guide to explain
  • 38 Degrees have produced this report which reviews all publicly available documents on STPs