For the first time since the local NHS and Council bureaucracies started drawing up the NW London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) in January of this year, they are going to allow members of the great unwashed British public to discuss it in a face to face meeting on 26 September.
Cllr Krupesh Hirani, Chair of Brent’s Health & Wellbeing Board, responding to a BPV Steering Group Member, writes:
“STP will be on Scrutiny Committee on 20th September 2016 at 7pm (Brent Civic Centre – Boardroom) .
I am hosting a Public Engagement event where anyone can attend on Monday 26th September at 6pm (Brent Civic Centre – Grand Hall) .
The Health and Wellbeing Board is on Thursday 6th October at 7PM (Brent Civic Centre – Boardroom). “
The Plan claims to be able to save £1.3billion from the NW London health budget by 2020 and at the same time make lots of improvements to your care. Do you believe it?
Meanwhile in another part of the wood the Chief of NHS Providers (hospital trusts around the country) says “the NHS can no longer deliver what is being asked of it for the funding available.” Observer 11.09.16. It seems he has not heard of the STPs – or does not believe in them.