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Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) – Championing the role of scrutiny

September 21, 2016


A national workshop for local government

Date: 21 September 2016

Venue: Mary Ward House,  5-7 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN

Delegate rate: £75 + VAT (20%)

How much does your scrutiny committee understand about the new Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs)? How will your scrutiny committee be involved in their delivery?

Every health and care system in England has produced the first draft of their multi-year Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). They show how local services will evolve and become sustainable over the next five years – ultimately delivering the Five Year Forward View vision of better health, better patient care and improved NHS efficiency.

Governance, scrutiny and public voice are vital components of the health and social care system. There is a clear role for elected politicians particularly scrutiny councillors to ensure that these plans are robust, sustainable and transformational.  To do this councillors and officers will need to have a clear understanding of the purpose of the plans, how they are being developed, the process for approval and delivery.

At our event, we will explore the role of politicians, scrutiny and good governance of STPs. You will hear from experts from national organisations and leading thinkers. There will be practical opportunities to share your experiences and learning to date.

Provisional programme:

09.30 Arrival, refreshments and networking

10.00 Welcome and setting the scene – Tim Gilling, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Governance and Scrutiny

10.15 What are STPs and what will they achieve? Jo Lenaghan, Director, NHS Five Year Forward View Implementation

10.45 Do STPs reflect the public voice? Alex Baylis, Deputy Director of Policy, The Kings Fund

11.15 Q and A session with Jo Lenaghan and Alex Baylis

11.30 Developing an ‘STP checklist’ for health scrutiny – table discussions

12.15 Lunch and networking

13.00 How will system leaders implement STPs and how will they be held to account? Susanne Hasselmann, Chair of Lay Members       Network, NHS Clinical Commissioners including Q and A session

13.45 How can health scrutiny support implementation of STPs? Leanne Martin, Scrutiny Officer, including Q and A session

14.45 Developing an ‘action plan’ for scrutiny to support STP implementation – table discussions

15.45 Summary and conclusions – Tim Gilling, Deputy Executive Director, Centre for Governance and Scrutiny

16.00 Close and networking

Spaces are limited so act quickly to secure your place – filling in the booking form here and send to




September 21, 2016
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Centre for Governance and Scrutiny
020 3866 5100
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Mary Ward House
5-7 Tavistock Place
London , WC1H 9SN
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