The Sustainability and Transformation Programme is looking at all hospital-based, GP, community, and mental health services across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough through six Clinical Working Groups:

• Sustainable Primary Care
• Proactive Care and Prevention
• Urgent and Emergency Care
• Elective Care
• Maternity and Neonatal care
• Children and Young People’s care

Colleagues across the Clinical Working Groups are identifying what’s not working for their service and patients – to eradicate inefficiencies, reduce variations in quality and ensure everyone’s focused on what delivers value and good outcomes for patients. This includes workshops to look at options to create system-wide sustainable services, in line with national clinical standards and best practice.

The programme’s Clinical Advisory Group, made up of clinicians and Healthwatch representatives from across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough health system, is providing clinical oversight for the work of the programme. This includes recommending ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of care in the short term, as well as longer term options for the health system as a whole. This has formed the Sustainability and Transformation Plan which was submitted to NHS England and NHS Improvement at the end of June 2016.

The programme is committed to engaging with patients, the public and key stakeholders in all aspects of the programme as it develops. Patient and public involvement representatives are already involved in the Clinical Working Groups which feed into the Clinical Advisory Group.