"I pledged to involve patient representatives in any meetings about STP plans for Walthamstow - please join me on Thursday 16th February at 6.30pm in central Walthamstow to discuss proposals to radically change our local NHS.
We will be joined by the Director for Communications and Engagement for the North East London NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STPs), and members of our local HealthyE17 campaign group and Patient Involvement Chairs.
STPs are currently being drawn up all around the country to make major changes to the NHS which faces a £30bn shortfall in funding. Walthamstow is part of an STP for North East London where it is estimated our shortfall will £578 million by 2020/21, or 14% of the overall spend on health in this area.
You can read more about these plans here which focus on moving care out of hospital and into the community- at a time of a shortage of social care funding by the Government.
Despite the potential impact of these plans, only local councils have any formal role in approving these plans. Due to their concerns about the proposals Waltham Forest Council have now refused to support these plans - This event is to enable local residents and patients to learn more about what the STP could mean and let the NHS know how they want to be involved in this process.
This event is open to all residents of Walthamstow- please email for full details of the venue and to register for your place at this event.
Please note due to space concerns we will not admit those who have not registered to this event.
I hope you can join us for this important event about the future of the NHS in Walthamstow, "
Stella Creasy MP
Labour and Cooperative MP for Walthamstow
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