Dr Mohini Parmar, Chair of Ealing Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been appointed lead for North West London’s Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) programme.
The NHS has asked every local health and care system in England to come together to create their own ambitious local Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) for improved health, care and finances over the next five years.
Local leaders of health and care services across England will be working together within 44 STP ‘footprints’ or geographic areas.
With its strong record of joining up health and social care, North West London, which forms one STP ‘footprint’, is well placed to deliver a robust, comprehensive STP. The single STP for the area is being developed by local leaders from NHS commissioners and providers, local authorities and patient representatives. The result will be a place-based five year plan built around patients and joint-working, rather than a more traditional approach based around individual organisations. The STP will show how the existing ‘Shaping a Healthier Future’ vision and plans will be used to achieve the goals of the five year forward view in North West London.
Progress will be assessed in mid-April and the deadline for the final STP is the end of June this year.
Mohini Parmar will be supported in her role by senior officers from CCG, provider and local authority organisations.
Mohini Parmar commented:
"Making sure our health service reflects the diverse needs of all our communities is absolutely essential. Across North West London we have real experience of joining up health and social care, demonstrated by our innovative out of hospital services, which gives patients care that’s built around their needs. My role is one of many that will be needed as we make plans to deliver safe, high quality, sustainable services across the sector. Moving forward, I want to make sure we make the most of that experience, of clinicians and managers working in partnership with patients to build a service that delivers for everyone."