What is the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) and why do Health Campaigns Oppose it?

Over 200 People in Oxford signed this petition to the County Council’s Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Saturday, 19 August, 2017.

Petition to the Oxfordshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee:

We entreat you to reject phase 1 of the Oxfordshire Transformation Programme because:
 It entails closing hospitals and health facilities that belong to us
 It will give the people of Oxfordshire a poorer, cheaper service than they had
 It will lead to overcrowding and longer waits at the JR and Churchill
 It will make things even more difficult for those without transport, and those
living alone
 It is based on the false idea that the government must cut funding to the NHS
(funding can be found and taxes for the rich raised).

Please demand that Phases 1 and 2 be consulted together, and agreed with West
Berkshire and Buckinghamshire across the whole STP population.

Explanation of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs)
October 2016

A Brief Summary of the STP document, 17 Nov 2016

 Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs): A new threat to local NHS care, 28 July 2016

Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP): A formula for cuts and privatisation, by John Lister, 2 April 2016

NHS transformation Plans May be Used as Cover for Cuts, Says BMA, 21 Nov 2016

Final Address to Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Clinical Commissioning Group’s Resoponse to HOSC Concerns, by Joan Stewart, Oxfordshire KONP, 6 April 2017