Budget victory on STP funding

Erewash MP and Health Select Committee Member Maggie Throup has claimed victory after the Chancellor announced an extra £2.6 Billion in his Autumn Budget to support the NHS’s Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs).

This new funding will be used to improve local facilities, helping the NHS to deliver more integrated patients care and meet demand on its services.

The announcement comes after Maggie made a series of personal Budget representations to the Treasury earlier in the year, which included proposals for transitional funding for STPs.

Commenting on the Budget announcement, Maggie said:

The principle of STPs to provide integrated working between the NHS and local councils to deliver health and care that truly meets the needs of the local population has to be commended.

“However, the changes from the acute setting to a community setting cannot be delivered by switching one off, and switching on the other without a period of transition.

“Longer term, if implemented correctly, STPs will deliver financial savings and, at the same time, be better for the patient.

“However, in the interim, STPs need further financial support to help them to bed in.

“I am therefore delighted that the Chancellor has taken this on board and delivered for our NHS once again.”