Can Simon Stevens’ Sustainability and Transformation Plans save the NHS?

Colin Leys | May 16, 2016 | Analyses


This analysis asks how far the new Sustainability and Transformation Plans being drawn up by ‘local health economies’ or ‘footprints’ can be expected to overcome the impending financial crisis of the NHS. It also draws attention to the apparent lack of a legislative basis for the planning process, and a corresponding lack of transparency and accountability.

Can Simon Stevens’ Sustainability and Transformation Plans save the NHS?

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Colin Leys

Colin Leys

Colin is an emeritus professor at Queen’s University, Canada, and an honorary professor at Goldsmiths, University of London. Since 2000 he has written extensively on health policy. He is co-author with Stewart Player of Confuse and Conceal: the NHS and Independent Sector Treatment Centres.See all posts by Colin Leys