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.
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 […]