Health service bosses said that there would be no consultation on the controversial proposals which are known as Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs). England has been divided into 44 STP “footprints” and between them they must cut £22 billion by 2020.
STPs are the latest version of privatisation and cuts. The impact will be devastating. North East London STP clinical director and GP Sir Sam Everington said, “We have estimated within our STP that we are going to have half the number of GPs in five years’ time. That’s not something we choose to do. That’s the reality of our analysis of how many GPs there will be around.”