What is an STP?

STP stands for sustainability and transformation partnership. These are 44 areas covering all of England, where local NHS organisations and councils have drawn up proposals to improve health and care in the areas they serve.

STP can also stand for ‘sustainability and transformation plan’, plans drawn up in each of these areas setting out practical ways to improve NHS services and population health in every part of England.

They aim to help meet a ‘triple challenge’ set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View – better health, transformed quality of care, and sustainable finances.

The local STP is called Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

Is the STP an organisation? Does it replace current structures?

An STP is not an organisation and will not replace the current structures. STPs are plans that simply provide a framework for different organisations to work together across the county and across communities to plan for the needs of their population from now until 2021.

How will I be kept informed about Joined Up Care Derbyshire and how can I get involved?

Joined Up Care Derbyshire sets out our five year plan until 2021. It is a live document and will continually evolve. This website contains the latest news updates about the plan.

We have been hearing from the public and staff in partner organisations over many months to inform the plan and raise awareness and understanding.

We want to make sure we listen to as many people as possible and continue to have conversations about how we deliver better, joined up care, much closer to where people live. Please see our ‘Get Involved’ page for more information.

Which organisations are involved?

Joined Up Care Derbyshire brings together 12 organisations that either buy (commission) or provide health and social care services. See ‘Our partners’ page for more information.

How can I find out more information about STPs?

Contact details

If you have any questions about Joined Up Care Derbyshire please contact us by emailing the enquiries team or calling 0115 931 6244.

Alternatively, write to:

Joined Up Care Derbyshire,
Toll Bar House, Top floor,
1 Derby Road,