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STP footprints and leaders announced by NHS England


16 March 2016

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The map of the 44 Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) has been announced, along with eight of the STP leaders.

The senior leaders leading this work will create “broadly equal representation” from clinical commissioning groups and from hospitals and other providers of care, as well as some key figures from local authorities, NHS England said. They include:

The map of the 44 Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) has been announced, along with eight of the STP leaders.

The senior leaders leading this work will create “broadly equal representation” from clinical commissioning groups and from hospitals and other providers of care, as well as some key figures from local authorities, NHS England said. They include:

  • Dr Amanda Doyle OBE, GP, chief clinical officer of NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group and co-chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners (Lancashire and South Cumbria footprint).
  • Sir Andrew Morris, chief executive of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (Frimley Health footprint).
  • Angela Pedder OBE, chief executive of the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (Devon footprint).
  • David Sloman, chief executive of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (North Central London footprint).
  • David Smith, chief executive of NHS Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West footprint).
  • Sir Howard Bernstein, chief executive of Manchester City Council (Greater Manchester footprint).
  • Mark Rogers, chief executive of Birmingham City Council and President of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (Birmingham and Solihull footprint).
  • Toby Sanders, accountable officer of NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland footprint).       

Most of the areas will be led by people already working in the local health and care economies, with named individuals responsible for convening, overseeing and coordinating their STP work, NHS England revealed.

"They are individuals who command both local and national support," NHS England said, "whose collective efforts alongside colleagues will help transform health and care over the next few years."

Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, commented that STPs’ “success will largely depend on the extent to which local leaders and communities now come together to tackle deep-seated and long-standing challenges that require shared cross-organisational action.”

The national bodies are also publishing guidance and templates to support areas in submitting information about their governance and priorities by 15th April, in advance of final submissions by the end of June.

  • North England: nine footprints, average footprint size 1.7 million people, average 7.4 CCGs per footprint.
  • Midlands and East: 17 footprints, average footprint size 1 million people, average 3.6 CCGs per footprint.
  • London: 5 footprints, average footprint size 1.7 million people, average 6.4 CCGs per footprint.
  • South: 13 footprints, average footprint size 1.1 million people, average 3.8 CCGs per footprint.

Dr Amanda Doyle, leader for Lancashire and South Cumbria footprint, said: “I am very conscious that my role is only one of many that will be needed if we are to secure sustainable services and I don’t underestimate the task that we have ahead of us.

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to see how other areas are tackling the same sorts of issues that we face – I am sure that there is much that we can learn from one another,” she added.

See the STP map (page 3) here

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