North Durham STP

North Durham CCG is in the Northumberland STP: see message below to access draft plan and to respond.

Message from:
Daniel Blagdon
Engagement Lead
NHS North Durham CCG
0191 389 8617, 07775 508 260

As you may already be aware, NHS North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been working with other partners in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear to produce what is called a Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). This draft plan has been developed in response to NHS England’s Five Year Forward View (5YFV).

The draft version of the plan is now available on our website for you to see. On the website you will find a copy of the full technical version of the plan, a summary of the plan and some frequently asked questions. There is also an online opportunity for you to share your views on the draft plan.

What is the STP?

The Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and North Durham describes an approach to how the vision of the 5YFV could be delivered locally by 2021.It sets out proposals to:

§ Improve health inequalities

§ Ensure safe and sustainable local health and care services

§ Fill a funding gap that could be as large as £641m by 2021

What is happening now?

This is very much the start of a conversation regarding the future of local services. The publication of the draft STP starts an initial programme of engagement that runs until 20 January 2017 in order to raise awareness of the proposals and listen to any ideas or concerns about the detail of the draft plan.

The outcomes from this phase of engagement will help to shape the next version of the STP. Any subsequent proposals regarding major changes to NHS services will be subject to a programme of formal public engagement and consultation in the future.

How can I be involved?

If you can kindly share this information out through your contacts and networks to make people aware of the plan and what is happening that would be fantastic. There is an online survey that you and others can use to share comments and feedback on the draft plan, alternatively you can send comments back by post or email –

Details of opportunities to participate in discussions with the CCG about this directly will be published in the next couple of weeks. If you would like to discuss the possibility of us coming to you and your members at an existing forum then please do get in touch with me on the details below.

We look forward to hearing from you and having you involved.