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This website has one purpose - to share information to all of us who are campaigning to stop the unfair, unsafe so-called Sustainability & Transformation Plans that NHS England is spinning as "improvement".
These plans offer no improvement to the quality of the NHS, or social care services and only increase health inequalities by reducing and shrinking our NHS.
Don't believe the spin!
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44 Sustainability and Transformation Plans - each covering an area of England that NHS England has defined as “footprints” - are supposed to outline how the NHS and social care in each area are to achieve 3 goals :
What will the Sustainability & Transformation Plans do?
Already the STPs mean withdrawal and restriction of treatments - particularly so-called “over the counter” products like special feeding for the frail and elderly, and treatments like hip replacements and cataract removal, that are not life saving but if not provided, leave people in pain and with disabilities.
This is because funding is being used to reshape the NHS into a two tier system based on top-up fees, co-payments - basically based on ability to pay!
The plans have to follow NHS England and NHS Improvement instructions, so will all be more or less the same, apart from local details.
But there is much more.
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1. obey harsh new financial controls and sanctions that aim to eliminate the current huge hospital and commissioner "deficits" - that are the direct result of government underfunding of the NHS since 2010.
2. redisorganise the entire NHS so it is cheaper to run and sticks within the limits of a funding shortfall of approx. £25.5bn by 2020/21 - with no possibility of running further "deficits"
3. radically increase opportunities for private and 3rd Sector companies in the NHS, by encouraging a set of public/private partnerships like Private Finance Initiative (PFI) - but for services as well as buildings.
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After the excitement of the seeming shift in public thinking with the recent election we are now concerned about the promises being made by the
Shadow Health Secretary.
Find out more and what Aunty STP thinks we need to do.
Jonathan Ashworth MP
Shadow Sec. for Health