STPs and Five Year Forward View – the case of the missing evidence - by John Lister

STPs and Five Year Forward View – the case of the missing evidence

This is a very important and thorough, but brief (16 pages) summary of the problems as at April 2017 by John Lister, head of Health Emergency and Health Campaigns Together, who has monitored the NHS for 30 years.

By way of praise I will borrow the following introduction by Eric Leach, of Ealing Save Our NHS, who edits "Our NHS in Crisis", as follows:

"I have read some excellent pieces of research and writing in the five years I have been trying to make sense of the cost cutting/service change plans for local, regional and national care services.

However one document now stands out in my mind as the most brilliant piece by piece, issue by issue, aspiration by aspiration shredding of the Government’s current plans and supporting evidence for delivering future financial savings and care services’ improvements.

The document is attached. It’s written by John Lister and can also be viewed at www.healthcampaignstogether.com

I realise it’s a long read at 16 pages, but I doubt anyone could cover the territory in fewer words/pages. His evidence base is authoritative, comprehensive and wide ranging. No sane person could conclude that there is any credible evidence that implementing the current plans will achieve either of the twin goals of extreme cost cutting and service improvement.

If journalism is "early history" then John has documented in his paper why the STP/FYFV/ACO/Next Steps failed way before 2021".

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