Our plans


Our sustainability and transformation plan (STP) was produced in June 2016 and revised in October 2016. It was used to inform how we went on to develop the East London Health and Care Partnership. The original plans were a starting point, and since then we have developed more detailed plans addressing different aspects of health and care services and the foundations needed to support them. You can find out more about the foundation or enablers for transformation and the plans for estatesworkforce and digital programmes.

Our System Operating Plan 2019/20 for the NHS in North East London was published in April 2019. It is the result of work undertaken across the entire north east London health and social care system, and has been agreed by all members of the East London Health and Care Partnership.

The system operating plan sets out how the partnership will work together and deliver specific commitments to improve performance in key priorities like cancer, maternity and mental health during 2019/20.

The NHS Long Term Plan

In January 2019, NHS England published its Long Term Plan. It sets out the NHS’ ambitions for improvement over the next decade.

Patients and their families, NHS staff, the public and a wide range of organisations were involved in developing the plan. There are 13 priority areas of work ranging from mental health to recruiting more staff to work in the NHS. The East London Health and Care Partnership is responsible for working with partners across north east London to develop a local version of the Long Term Plan.

Part of this process was a gathering of nearly 200 partners in Stratford Town Hall in June. We also work with existing patient groups, our health network and Healthwatch to make sure that the voice of the patient is heard loud and clear in our planning processes.

Each of our workstreams need to refresh their priorities within the NHS Long Term Plan’s defined timetables and priorities including:

  • Transforming ‘out-of-hospital care’ and fully integrated community-based care
  • Reducing pressure on emergency hospital services
  • Giving people more control over their own health and more personalised care
  • Improving cancer outcomes
  • Improving mental health services
  • Shorter waits for planned care
  • Increasing focus on population health
  • More action on prevention
  • Further progress on care quality and outcomes
  • Giving NHS staff the backing they need
  • Delivering digitally-enabled care across the NHS and
  • Using taxpayers’ investment to maximum effect

 Each workstream is working with partners to develop their plans in this context. In May and June 2019 there were events on primary care, mental health and digital to help with developing the local plans.

East London Health and Care Partnership’s plan will be published in autumn 2019 and will cover a five year period from 2019/20 to 2023/24. The System Operating Plan that was published in April 2019  forms the first year of this plan.


Updated: 01/08/2019