​Supporting our STPs

Sustainability and Transformation Plans were introduced in the publication of the Five Year Forward View in 2014. This document outlined the biggest challenges the NHS faces and identified the need to make £22bn of health and social care savings by 2020 for the NHS to become a sustainable healthcare model.

Sustainability and Transformation Plans were created as part of this strategy, essentially splitting England into 44 footprints that would be responsible for the delivery of the Five Year Forward View (FYFV). Their job is to respond to the national priorities outlined in the FYFV, and implement them at a local level.

Key themes for STPs (infographic created by the King's Fund)

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The Five Year Forward View: Next Steps was published in March 2017. The document makes reference to the roles that AHSNs will play in helping to create the sustainable NHS of the future. In particular it recognises the support they give to STPs (which are now Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships), with challenges such as demand moderation, quality and safety improvement and accelerating the deployment of new technology. AHSN partnerships with test beds, vanguard sites and primary care will be crucial as the health and care system evolves and moves towards greater sustainability with new models of care.

You can find out how we, at KSS AHSN, are supporting the deployment of new technology and services in healthcaredeveloping better quality and safer care for patients and moderating demand for our health and care services.

This short video, made by NHS England, explains STPs and the Five Year Forward View (FYFV) in a little further detail:




The Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships in Kent, Surrey and Sussex are:


Frimley Health and Care STP


Kent and Medway STP


Sussex and East Surrey STP


Surrey Heartlands STP