South West London Collaborative Commissioning

What is the STP (sustainability and transformation plan)?

The STP that has been published – the SWL Five Year Forward Plan – is a draft document that continues to develop as plans and proposals evolve through discussion. It is not a blueprint, but a series of plans and proposals which are at different stages of development. Our plans will continue to develop and we will involve local people in developing them.

Our plan is the product of unique collaboration between all commissioners and providers in the local NHS, working with local authorities.

The background is that following publication of the NHS Five Year Forward View in 2015, all NHS regions across the country are working together, and with local councils, on a five-year ‘sustainability and transformation plan’ for their local NHS.