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BMA annual meeting: STPs should be abandoned, says BMA

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 29 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j3118
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers

Sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) should be abandoned, the BMA has said.

Delegates at the association’s annual representative meeting in Bournemouth on 26 June voted in favour of a motion that called for the partnerships between local councils and NHS services to be abandoned. It also condemned the “woeful manner in which STPs have been progressed, turning them into vehicles to try to legitimise further cuts to NHS services.”

The debate came as the BMA released figures, obtained through freedom of information requests, which showed that more than 150 jobs with combined annual salaries of at least £8.5m (€9.6m; $10.9m), had …

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