We are delighted to be supporting Turbocharging STP implementation through interagency working: How information sharing can help drive the change on 22 March in London.
The roundtable, chaired by Stephen Dorrell will build on a recent Public Policy Projects discussion with Matthew Swindells, NHS England National Director of Commissioning, Information and Operations and Sarah Pickup, Deputy Chief Executive, the Local Government Association which explored the evolution of STPs to date and the barriers to moving from planning to implementation.
Participants identified that integration, workforce and infrastructure were the crucial elements to this process. Effective use and sharing of data between agencies, particularly health and local government, will underpin success in each of these areas and warrants further exploration.
Participants also concluded that the greatest challenge to the success of STPs will be that as funding constraints continue, partners who have collaborated successfully to date may retreat to their own silos. This risk is particularly acute in creating a split between commissioners and providers. Sharing objective and reliable data between agencies could help to mitigate this, helping to develop the next level of granularity in STPs and to build consensus around that future direction of travel.
Attendees at the roundtable will be drawn from STP implementation leads, local government and key national bodies, to explore in depth, how data can be used and provided by different partners within STPs to drive cultural change and make a success of delivery.