South Yorkshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)

Closed 31 Mar 2017

Opened 1 Mar 2017


People living in Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield are being asked for their views on the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).

The STP starts by saying there have been some big improvements in health and social care over the last 15 years. For example, people with cancer and heart conditions are experiencing better care and living longer.

However, people’s needs have changed, new treatments are emerging, the quality of care is variable and preventable illness is widespread. There will also be an estimated funding gap of £571 million if services continue to work in the way they are doing now.

Over the last 12 months, all health and care organisations across the region have worked together to develop a vision and a set of priorities to address these challenges and improve the health and wellbeing of their combined population. In partnership with local Healthwatch and voluntary sector organisations, members of the public are now being asked to get involved.

The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw plan is made up of five local plans – referred to as ‘place’ plans. Each place plan has been developed by local doctors, hospital chief executives, clinical commissioners, council officers and patient and voluntary sector groups.

Why your views matter

Sir Andrew Cash, lead for the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw STP, said:

“This is an important opportunity for everyone in the region, from organisations, staff, patients and members of the public to come together to really make a difference and make sure that our services are continuously improving and meeting the needs of everyone living in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.”

Will Cleary-Gray, director of sustainability and transformation for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, said: 

“We are in the very early stages of looking at how we can achieve our ambitions of improving our health and care services and are beginning to explore what is possible. We want to involve staff and the public in how we do this and the conversations we’re now having are the start of that. 

“By working with our Healthwatch and voluntary sector colleagues, we want to know what people think – have we got the challenges right? Are there other priorities we need to be looking at?

“We want to make sure that the people of South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw are involved and kept up to date as plans develop, so that the future of local health and care services is shaped by the people who need, use and work in them.”


What happens next

All feedback will go to the Collaborative Partnership Board to be discussed before any future plans for services go forward. The conversation with the public will run until the end of March.


  • STP Engagement event

    From 20 Mar 2017 at 18:00 to 20 Mar 2017 at 20:00

    We want to hear what local people think about the plan. We want to talk with people who may not normally engage or hear about the STP so that we can raise awareness of the issue and start a conversation.

    We want to hold a brief STP conversation with you. This is not a full consultation as the plans are at an early stage, it’s more a chance to chat about what’s being proposed and help guide how it develops.

    Book your place at the link below.


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