HSJ’s map reveals the configuration of sustainability and transformation plan footprints, or health systems, across England.
The map shows the areas covered by the proposed STP footprints. Over the next four months NHS organisations in each footprint, with local authorities, will produce joint plans for health and health service transformation over the next four to five years.
The footprints shown were confirmed by NHS England on 15 March. Click on an STP to see details.
The map does not give information for all patches on their provider members, and only a selection have information on the expected single executive leader for the STP.
Footprints have been subject to discussion and negotiation, and it is possible a small number may be different once finalised.
The plans show the largest footprints will be Greater Manchester; West Yorkshire; Merseyside, Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral; and North West London – all with populations of more than 2 million.
HSJ has been told that members of some large STP footprints – including West Yorkshire; Merseyside, Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral; South Yorkshire; and Kent and Medway – have agreed to them on the condition that constituent areas will have independence within their STP, for example effectively drawing up separate STPs for each constituent patch, which may later be presented in one document.
The smallest footprints are Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and North Cumbria, both with populations of less than 500,000.
If you have further information for the map on patches, membership and STP leaders, please comment below or get in touch.
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