NHS Reconfiguration + STPs = Cut-Backs?: Two Sides of Same Equation? (NHS England / King’s Fund / Nuffield Trust / BBC News)

Summary

The “Keep calm and carry on”-style narrative from officialdom.

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NHS England statement on Sustainability and Transformation Plans. [Online]: NHS England, August 26th 2016.

Theoretical clarification concerning STPs, from the King’s Fund

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Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) explained. [Online]: King’s Fund, August 24th 2016.

Unknown Territory: Making It Up As We Go Along?

“ …the Nuffield Trust think tank said while STPs could lead to “fundamental changes”, many of the plans do not meet the financial targets set by the government… ”.

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Bloch-Budzier, S. (2016). NHS cuts ‘planned across England’. London: BBC Health News, August 26th 2016.

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Edwards, N. (2016). So much to do, so little time: turning STPs into action. [Online]: Nuffield Trust, August 25th 2016.

The more people march, the more right the cause?

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NHS protest: Tens of thousands march against ‘hospital cuts’. London: BBC Health News, March 4th 2017.

NHS trusts’ deficit problems continue:

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Triggle, N. (2016). Warnings despite upturn in NHS finances. London: BBC Health News, August 25th 2016.

Winter pressures all year round?

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Triggle, N. (2016). Why the NHS has the winter blues in summer. London: BBC Health News, August 23rd 2016.

This relates to a recent submission to the House of Commons Health Committee’s inquiry into winter pressures:

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Planning for winter pressure in accident and emergency departments inquiry: written evidence submitted by the Department of Health, NHS England and NHS Improvement (WIP0035). London: Department of Health; NHS England and NHS Improvement, August 2016.

Concerning recent Nuffield Trust analyses:

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Edwards, N. (2016). How are Sustainability and Transformation Plans coming together? [Online]: Nuffield Trust, August 19th 2016.

Implications of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) Kept Private and Confidential?

Tales of “pre-determined solutions”. A concerted travesty of meaningful public consultation? A King’s Fund report implies that there has been inadequate time to involve clinicians and frontline staff in STPs. Patients and the public, too, appear to have been kept absent from planning processes.

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Triggle, N. (2016). NHS bosses ‘tried to keep cuts secret’. London: BBC Health News, November 14th 2016.

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Alderwick, H. Dunn, P. [and] McKenna, H. [et al] (2016). Sustainability and transformation plans in the NHS: how are they being developed in practice? London: King’s Fund, February 2016.

Transformation Plans Defended / Explained

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Pym, H. (2016). NHS transformation plans: Cuts or change for better? London: BBC Health News, December 21st 2016.

The Richard Taylor Effect?

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Triggle, N. (2016). NHS cuts: Why they terrify people in power. London: BBC Health News, November 15th 2016.

Further discussion:

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Pym, H. (2016). Could plans for NHS shake-up collapse? London: BBC Health News, November 17th 2016.

Threats of rising waiting times, rationing and NHS staff cuts (‘twas ever thus?):

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Triggle, N. (2016). Patients ‘will suffer unless NHS budget rises’. London: BBC Health News, November 18th 2016.

Deficits in the NHS 2016

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Pym, H. (2016). Pressure intensifies on squeezed NHS. London: BBC Health News, August 5th 2016.

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Gainsbury, S. (2016). Feeling the crunch: NHS finances to 2020. London: Nuffield Trust, August 5th 2016.

There is also an Executive Summary.

An earlier King’s Fund report:

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Dunn, P. McKenna, H. [and] Murray, R. (2016). Deficits in the NHS 2016. London: King’s Fund, July 2016.

One “modest proposal”, from Dr. Dan Poulter MP (ex-Conservative Health Minister):

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New tax needed to fund NHS and care, says ex-minister London: BBC Health News, August 28th 2016.

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