Sustainability & Transformation Plans (STP)

In December 2015, the NHS shared planning guidance 16/17 – 20/21 outlined a new approach to help ensure that health and care services are built around the needs of local populations. To do this, every health and care system in England has to produce a multi-year Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). The plan shows how local services will evolve and become sustainable over the next five years – ultimately delivering the Five Year Forward View (FYFV – October 2014), vision of better health, better patient care and improved NHS efficiency.