Which STPs are under the most pressure to improve performance?
NHS England operations and information national director Matthew Swindells has released baseline performance ratings for sustainability and transformation plans (STPs).
Presented to the July NHS England board meeting and available from the organisation’s website, the chart categorises STPs as ‘outstanding’, ‘advanced’, ‘making progress’ and ‘needs most improvement’ overall on broad measures of hospital performance, patient-focused change and transformation.
The chart also grades the STPs on specific measures relating to emergency care, elective care, general practice, mental health, cancer care, leadership and finance.
The calculations of the grades included outcomes data wherever possible, Mr Swindells reported.
STPs regarded as needing the most improvement were: Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire; Humber, Coast and Vale; Northamptonshire; Staffordshire; and Sussex and East Surrey.
A further 14 are described as ‘making progress’.
NHS England: Board meeting papers — 21 July 2017