The progress of Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) has been rated as outstanding by NHS England after a performance analysis of each of the 44 STP footprints across the country.
National regulators published the figures which looked at the starting point for each STP and their achievements so far through 17 performance indicators across nine priority areas, each falling into three core themes: hospital performance; patient-focused change and transformation.
Through these indicators, each STP’s overall progress was rated and BLMK was one of only five areas to receive the top rating of ‘outstanding’. NHS England will collate and publish the performance data annually.
As well as this rating, BLMK was recently named as one of eight health and social care systems in the country to become an Accountable Care System. This status will give the area access to additional funding and investment, and BLMK will be actively bidding for monies that will help to transform local services.