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Letters Radical changes to health and social care

Will STPs lead to further cuts to health and social care?

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 05 December 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5506
  1. Jeremy P Wight, public health physician
  1. Hope S33 6RA, UK
  1. jeremywight73{at}

Sutaria and colleagues provide an account of the damaging cuts that have been made to health and social care by local authorities, but they fail to make the case that sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) will lead to further cuts in services.1

The Editor’s Choice on the topic is, therefore, misleading, saying that “rather than being about integration of health and social care . . …

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