Local partnership to improve health and care

Sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs)

The NHS and local councils have formed partnerships in 44 areas covering all of England, to improve health and care. Each area has developed proposals built around the needs of the whole population in the area, not just those of individual organisations.

About STPs

What are STPs and how they will help ensure that services are built around the needs of local populations?

View the plans

View the local blueprints for improved health, care and finances for each of the 44 'footprint' areas.

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The NHS and local councils have come together in 44 areas covering all of England to develop proposals to improve  health and care. They have formed new partnerships – known as sustainability and transformation partnerships – to plan jointly for the next few years.  They are built around the needs of the local population across whole areas, not just those of the individual organisations involved.

News and blogs

What could STPs learn from social prescribing?

Interest in social prescribing – where patients are referred to local, non-clinical community services such as walking clubs or self-help groups – is on the increase across England. There is also growing recognition of its potential to help meet the ambitions of the Five Year Forward View and of sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) to support people in […]