State of Child Health short report: Sustainability & Transformation Partnerships

Launched on 16 May 2017, the RCPCH Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) report is based on a review of the 44 published STP plans, which reveal 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.

Download the report (PDF, 693 KB)

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.

For more information, download the report above or read the press release.