It’s not only the frontline services that have been hit by winter pressures, it seems an STP can catch flu as well.
The STP directors are good at having conferences and discussion groups to plan ahead, but how is the RCN involved?
Thank you all for your hard work this year. It really has been an outstanding year in terms of what we have achieved. We couldn’t have done this without the support of all of our wonderful active members on the ground. To each and every one of you: thank you.
We’d waited all summer for Jeremy Hunt to say the words “The cap has been scrapped”. All those postcards, all of the campaigning had worked it was a huge sense of achievement. It would not have gone without OUR campaign. But, looking at your pay slip you may be confused. Nothing’s changed.
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight STP is another huge footprint with a population of more than two million and multiple service providers.
It is always very interesting to know what goes on “behind the scenes”. In our first blog about BOB we spoke about the problems caused by the sheer size of the area they are trying to cover… a recent conversation with one of the STP leads just backs that up!
Surrey Heartlands STP seems to be making great progress in doing what it needs to do. It launched a new website early this month where is claims to be “working together – doctors, nurses, other clinicians and staff – in partnership with local residents and patients to improve health and care services for local people.” But is it really?
BOB – sounds friendly enough, but this is a huge STP covering Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West.
STPs – what are they and what will they mean to you? If you don’t know or feel confused, you aren’t alone.