NW London Sustainability & Transformation Plan 15 April

BPV has received a copy of the NW London NHS “Footprint” Sustainability and Transformation Plan. Since we believe that it is in the public interest that this far-reaching document should be in the public domain and properly debated we attach a copy at the link below. We hope to produce an analysis as soon as we can but it is even more important that those…

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Brent Community Cardiology Service: not out of the wood

We need to alert Brent NHS patients and their doctors to the serious continuing defects in Brent Community Cardiology Service. We have followed the start of this service as one of the first of the NHS Brent large ‘out-of -hospital’ services under the ‘Better Care: Closer to Home’ model proposed for both the NW London NHS ‘Shaping a Healthier Future’ project, and the new ‘Sustainability…

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The NHS – kill or cure? STP knowns and unknowns

Sustainability & Transformation Plans (STPs) being prepared across the country on the orders of NHS chief Simon Stevens. There is a plausible view that they present the greatest threat to the NHS since the 1948 settlement. Although there is much that we don’t know, veils are removed almost every day. This is a brief account of what we have so far gleaned. We don’t think…

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