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State of child health: sustainability and transformation plans (STPs)

 

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State of child health: sustainability and transformation plans (STPs)

Following analysis of local STPs, this report argues that plans are failing to take into account the needs of infants, children and young people.

It finds that while most STPs set out the case for change well and cover important key themes such as prevention, early intervention, more care delivered in the community, better mental health services and integrated working, there is a lack of detail underpinning the vision. It concludes that the lack of profile given to infants, children and young people (25% of the UK population) by the majority of STPs, is a cause for concern. More....