Opinion

STPs and ICSs – what’s next and do they matter?

  By Alex Kafetz Do STPs matter and if so how can I engage with them?  This was the topic of the latest in ZPB’s breakfast series, where we bring together many organisations from the world of health tech, pharma and clinical services to discuss and debate questions that matter to them. I’ve written before…

News

STPs – not sticky toffee puddings

By Rachel Allan, senior account director, ZPB STPs – Sustainability and Transformation plans (or partnerships) are the initiative du jour. Developed as a vehicle to support, and more recently, implement the Five Year Forward View, they are either hailed as the answer to all ills or a slightly odd collection of vanguards, ACOs,  ACSs and well-meaning local…

Opinion

Out with the old, in with the not so new

  By Zoe Bedford The long-awaited long-term plan came out on Monday and whether its timing was aimed to distract from the upcoming Brexit debate; to give the PM a domestic-success buoyancy aid; or to give the NHS sufficient time to prep itself ahead of the new financial year, it’s packed full of promises and commitments. In reading…