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.

Watch this short video to learn more about STPs

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.

Now we have help - the future of health and social care

The NHS and local authorities are working together to improve health and social care. This short film tells the story of how joined-up care at the Weymouth Hub in Dorset has improved the lives of Dennis, who suffers from multiple complex conditions, and his wife Jennifer, who cares for him. Joining up care is just one of the benefits patients and families are experiencing across the country, as a result of sustainability and transformation partnerships.

The future of stroke

There are more than 100,000 strokes in the UK every year. It destroys lives, puts a strain on family, and is one of the biggest causes of long term disability.

We’ve teamed up with the Stroke Association to show how changes in stroke services can save lives and reduce lifelong disability. Watch and share.

News and blogs

Out on the road and seeing how mental health is a key part of the Greater Manchester journey

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