Response to NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for North East London
Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet lead for Health and Social Care at Hackney Council has written to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP with concerns about a lack of engagement with residents over the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) in North East London.
The plan aims to set out how clinical commissioning groups, providers and local authorities across the region will work together over the next five years to improve residents’ health and wellbeing, improve service quality, and deliver financial stability.
Cllr McShane, who chairs the Health and Wellbeing Board contrasted the board’s agreement to principles around engaging and involving patients and the public early in local decision making with the way NHS England have run their Sustainability and Transformation Process so far.
“I am really disappointed that plans are being developed that will have a significant impact on Hackney’s NHS without meaningful engagement with local people. We strongly believe that local health and care partners, working with residents, can make better decisions and deliver outstanding care. I have sought assurances from Jeremy Hunt that no decisions about the NHS in Hackney will be taken without proper consultation with local people.”
You can read about the Sustainability and Transformation Plan here.
You can read about the North East London STP here.