State of Child Health short report: Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships

Our review of the 44 published STP plans reveals major deficiencies. They are failing to take into account the needs of infants, children and young people. STPs are the proposals put together by the NHS and local councils to meet the health needs of the local population in 44 areas of England.

These deficiencies include:

  • lack of a life course approach
  • lack of recognition of the needs of infants, children and young people
  • limited engagement with clinicians and the public
  • workforce shortages.