Local partnerships to improve health and care

Sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and integrated care systems (ICSs)

The NHS and local councils are developing and implementing shared proposals to improve health and care in every part of England. Over the next few years, these represent the biggest national move to join up care in any major western country.

New care models

50 vanguard sites have led the way in providing care differently.

STP progress dashboard

The dashboard gives an initial view of STPs’ work, showing the starting point from which they will improve care.

View all local STPs

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

Health and care without boundaries

When the NHS and local government work together residents quality of life improve. This video looks at the opportunity to integrate health and care illustrates the example of Wealden District Council and Herstmonceux GP John Simmons working together to secure a health and wellbeing coach based at the GP surgery. The difference with other schemes is that patients are referred directly to the coach for one to one support and follow up.

We can't wait any longer - the future of stroke care

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

England’s top A&E doctor says we must seize ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to remake NHS and local government partnership

England’s top urgent care doctor today calls on health and local government leaders to seize “the greatest opportunity in 70 years” to remake the NHS and local authority partnership and improve the health of their communities. Professor Keith Willett said the two sectors had historically struggled to overcome their financial, cultural and operational differences preventing […]