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Sustainability and Transformation Plans: transforming patient care through GP services – Dr Arvind Madan

A new blog by Dr Arvind Madan.  The purpose of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) is to help ensure health and social care services in England are built around the needs of local populations. In this blog, NHS England’s Director of Primary Care, Dr Madan, explains how they have the potential to completely transform the care patients receive through GP services.

New vision for ‘A Healthier Future’ for Hertfordshire and west Essex

A wide-ranging plan to improve health and care in Hertfordshire and west Essex has been published today. 

Called a ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plan’ (STP), the Hertfordshire and west Essex publication ‘A Healthier Future’ brings together the challenges and opportunities that face NHS and care services in Hertfordshire and west Essex as they work together to improve health and wellbeing within the funds available.     


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Making our vision a reality 

The growing health and social care needs of our population can only be met using the funding available if the NHS and social care services work together with you to achieve this.

We have identified four key challenges:

1. Living well and preventing ill-health

2. Transforming primary and community services

3. Improving urgent and hospital services

4. Providing health and care more efficiently and effectively

Download our summary 'A Healthier Future'

When I need to go hospital, I will see a specialist with the expertise, equipment and experience to treat my condition. I won’t have to stay in hospital for longer than I need to.