STPs around the country are setting ambitious transformation agendas. Most contain significant plans to transform health and social care systems for the long term. Leading this change is going to be challenging with many difficult decisions along the way. Strong, visible leadership underpins the success of the most highly performing organisations and for STPs this will be no different. As they move into the delivery phase the right type of leadership behaviours need to have been embedded in the system.
This document sets out a framework for how STPs might be delivered. Key to this framework is creating strong, cohesive and collaborative leadership where all members have a shared vision and clear understanding of roles, responsibilities and accountability. This framework aims to support leaders to make collegiate decisions, in a regulatory environment that can sometimes mitigate against this.