Another 33 ‘sustainability and transformation’ leaders confirmed

Another 33 ‘sustainability and transformation plan’ (STP) leaders have been revealed by NHS England, meaning there are now just three areas of 44 where a leader is yet to be confirmed.

Nominating a single leader to oversee and co-ordinate the STP process, to “get a sense” of the scale of the challenges existent in local areas, was part of key pre-Easter targets to ensure trusts can get access to NHS England’s £1.8bn bailout fund.

Although three areas are still undecided, NHS England guaranteed that “conversations are ongoing”.

When eight of the 44 leaders were announced two weeks ago, there was a definite balance between their backgrounds: two were council CEOs, three were CCG officers and three came from foundation trusts. Two of the eight were women.

Today, this balance between local government and NHS has mostly changed, with just three of the 41 leaders announced hailing from councils. Around one-third of them are women.

As before, there are some major names amongst today’s list of 33 nominated leaders, including the outgoing NHS Confederation chief executive, Rob Webster.

The remit of these leaders vary greatly, with populations ranging from the hundreds of thousands to the millions.

222 STPsMap by NHS England

The leaders are as follows:


  • Northumberland, Tyne and Wear: Mark Adams (Chief Officer, Newcastle Gateshead CCG)
  • West, North and East Cumbria: Stephen Eames (Chief Executive, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust)
  • Durham, Darlington and Tees, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby: Alan Foster (Chief Executive, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Lancashire and South Cumbria: Dr Amanda Doyle OBE (Chief Clinical Officer, Blackpool CCG)
  • West Yorkshire: Rob Webster (Chief Executive designate, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Coast, Humber and Vale: TBC
  • Greater Manchester : Sir Howard Bernstein (Chief Executive, Manchester City Council)
  • Cheshire and Merseyside: Louise Shepherd (Chief Executive, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust)
  • South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw: Sir Andrew Cash OBE (Chief Executive, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)


  • Kent & Medway: Glenn Douglas (Chief Executive, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust)
  • Sussex and East Surrey: Michael Wilson (Chief Executive, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust)
  • Frimley Health: Sir Andrew Morris (Chief Executive, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Surrey Heartlands: Julia Ross (Chief Executive, North West Surrey CCG)
  • Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly: TBC
  • Devon: Angela Pedder OBE (Chief Executive, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Somerset: Dr Matthew Dolman (Chair, Somerset CCG)
  • Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire : Robert Woolley (Chief Executive, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Bath, Swindon and Wiltshire: James Scott (Chief Executive, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Dorset: Tim Goodson (Chief Officer, Dorset CCG)
  • Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: Richard Samuel (Chief Officer, Fareham and Gosport CCG, South Eastern Hampshire CCG)
  • Gloucestershire: Mary Hutton (Accountable Officer, Gloucestershire CCG)
  • Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West: David Smith (Chief Executive, Oxfordshire CCG)

Midlands and East

  • Staffordshire: John MacDonald (Chair, University Hospitals North Midlands NHS Trust)
  • Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin: Simon Wright (Chief Executive, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust)
  • Derbyshire: Gary Thompson (Chief Officer, Southern Derbyshire CCG)
  • Lincolnshire: Allan Kitt (Chief Officer, South West Lincolnshire CCG)
  • Nottinghamshire: David Pearson (Director, Adult Social Care, Nottinghamshire County Council)
  • Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland: Toby Sanders (Accountable Officer, West Leicestershire CCG)
  • The Black Country: Andy Williams (Accountable Officer, Sandwell West Birmingham CCG)
  • Birmingham and Solihull: Mark Rogers (Chief Executive, Birmingham City Council)
  • Coventry and Warwickshire: Andy Hardy (Chief Executive, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust)
  • Herefordshire and Worcestershire: Sarah Dugan (Chief Executive, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust)
  • Northamptonshire: John Wardell (Accountable Officer, Nene CCG)
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: Dr Neil Modha (Chief Clinical Officer, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG)
  • Norfolk and Waveney: TBC
  • Suffolk and North East Essex: Nick Hulme (Chief Executive, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust)
  • Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Luton: Pauline Philip (Chief Executive, Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Hertfordshire and West Essex: Beverley Flowers (Accountable Officer, East and North Hertfordshire CCG)
  • Mid and South Essex: Dr Anita Donley (Independent Chair for Mid and South Essex Success Regime from 1st April)


  • North West London : Dr Mohini Parmar (Chair, Ealing CCG)
  • North Central London: David Sloman (Chief Executive, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust)
  • North East London: Jane Milligan (Chief Officer, Tower Hamlets CCG)
  • South East London: Amanda Pritchard (Chief Executive, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust)
  • South West London: Kathryn Magson (Chief Officer, Richmond CCG


Bill Scott   30/05/2016 at 12:22

Anythinbg to do with S&TP has everything to do with the Privatisation program of this Tory Government. The simple logic they have is that there are insufficient trained / qualified staff to run 24/7 A&E departments and to meet increasingly ridiculous targets for care, so less departments with contracts that Trusts to move staff where they want means A&E can meet all targets..thus leaviong Hospital care in the hands ofless staff under privatisation, less staff., less pay, and large profit taking as is already happing with those small trusts already tajken over by the private companies. Once privatised all emergency care, other thanRTC, Industrialinjury,or anywhere blame can be apportioned with be free, all other care charged back to insurers, and all care inside the Hospital free for basic healthcare but charges for specialist care along the ines of the Kaiser Permanente model that Hunt has got lined up ready as soon as he wins the pay andconditions case against Hospital staff which is due to happen soon when he starts to impose new contracts on all staff.. Watch this space; see how accurate this is in 12 is basically what the Tories and Hunt have said and which started 5 years ago..

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