The NHS and local councils have formed Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP) in 44 areas covering all of England, to improve health and care. Each area has developed proposals built around the needs of the whole population in the area, not just those of individual organisations.

STP can also stand for ‘sustainability and transformation plan’, plans drawn up in each of these areas setting out practical ways to improve NHS services and population health in every part of England.

They aim to help meet a ‘triple challenge’ set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View – better health, transformed quality of care delivery, and sustainable finances.

This short NHS England video helps to explain what these local proposals for health and care aim to do.


Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West

In our area the STP covers Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West; otherwise referred to as BOB. 

The BOB STP covers a population of 1.8 million, seven Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), six NHS Trusts and 14 local authorities and 175 GP surgeries. This infographic illustrates what the BOB STP consists of.