To support the implementation of the Five Year Forward View vision of better health, better patient care and improved NHS efficiency, NHS England has created a transformation fund.
This funding will enable local areas to deliver on key ambitions identified by the independent cancer and mental health taskforces. Additionally we will continue to build on the Transforming Care priority for those with learning disabilities and kick start, at scale, revolutions for diabetes treatment and prevention
The Planning Guidance for 2017-2019 set out that NHS England would:
This single coordinated application process will support NHS England to make best possible value investment decisions.
Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) are central to this process and all bids should be explicitly linked to the relevant local STP plans. This process is open to any STP, although individual organisations or alliances may bid on behalf of an STP for this funding; submission of applications must be via STPs.
The interventions for which transformation funding are available are:
The deadline for submission is 18 January. To read more, go to the NHS England website.