Mid and South Essex STP Joint Committee

Find out more about the Joint Committee leading on the transformation of many of the NHS services in Mid and South Essex.

The SustainabilityTransformation Plan (STP) Joint Committee is a meeting of the Clinical Commissioning Groups in mid and south Essex which is held in public and presided over by an independent Chair. This Committee is made up of the GP Chairs and Accountable Officers from each of the Clinical Commissioning Groups.

The STP Joint Committee will act collectively in the planning, securing and monitoring of services to meet the needs of the population of mid and south Essex, as well as representing the STP footprint for services commissioned over a larger area. Working collaboratively in this way will allow us to have a stronger influence and this means better outcomes for patients. It also allows us to provide greater scrutiny and influence on any decision that affects our area.

Specifically, the STP Joint Committee will commission and manage the contracts for Acute services (NHS and independent sector), NHS 111 and Out of Hours services, ambulance services, Patient Transport services and acute Mental Health services. The STP Joint Committee will also play a role in decision making about Learning Disability services within the existing pan-Essex arrangements. All other decisions about healthcare will continue be taken locally by the relevant CCG. The STP Joint Committee is not an organisation or legal entity, the individual CCGs are the statutory organisations responsible for commissioning healthcare in this area.

If members of the public would like to attend a meeting of the STP Joint Committee, they are asked to contact Viv Barnes, Interim Board Secretary, on 01245 398139 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide details of any specific requirements they might have.

Meeting papers will be published one week in advance of each meeting. You can download them here. Hard copies will be available on the day.

During the meeting there will be an opportunity for questions from the public. To ensure a full response can be given on the day, it is recommended questions are submitted in writing in advance to Viv Barnes (contact details as above).

Dates of public STP Joint Committee meetings in 2018:

The start time for these meetings is  2.15pm.

  • 2 February -  5 Harcourt Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6HT
  • 6 April - Thames Boardroom, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays RM17 6SL
  • 1 June - Hockley Room, Pearl House, 12 Castle Road, Rayleigh SS6 7QF
  • 3 August - Board Room, Phoenix House, Christopher Martin Road, Basildon SS14 3HG
  • 5 October - Wren House, Colchester Road, Chelmsford CM2 5PF
  • 7 December - Priory Suite, 5 Harcourt Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6HT