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.
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