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.
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).
A meeting of the STP Joint Committee will be held in public on Wednesday 29 November 2017 in order for the committee to receive the STP Pre-Consultation Business Case. This meeting will replace the meeting originally scheduled for 8 December 2017.
The business case outlines proposed changes to local NHS services and the Committee will consider whether to commence a public consultation on these proposals. The details of this meeting are as follows:
Date and Time: 3.45pm on Wednesday 29 November 2017
Venue: The Marconi Room, Chelmsford Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1JE
If the Committee agrees to proceed with a public consultation, a schedule of public events across mid and south Essex will be published at which members of the public will be given a full opportunity to comment upon the STP plans.
Dates of public STP Joint Committee meetings in 2018:
- 2 February
- 6 April
- 1 June
- 3 August
- 5 October
- 7 December
Mid and South Essex STP press releases:
CCGs in mid and south Essex to decide on consultation: 23 November 2017
Heath and care organisations consider proposals for consultation: 15 November 2017