It’s over 18 months since sustainability and transformation plans were launched so what has been achieved and what challenges remain, asks Alison Moore in the last of our series on STP progress

HSJ’s six-part series has already looked at the STP journey as experienced by, among others: a mental health services provider; an STP charged with serious public health challenges; a particularly advanced STP area and a pioneer in joint working.

In the final part, Alison Moore asks Michael Macdonnell, director of system transformation, operations and information at NHS England, how he responds to suggestions that organisations have not done enough, and questions him on issues relating to governance, relationships with local authorities and support available.

Read the new chapter and all previous instalments here.