Behind the headlines – the positives of reconfigurations

Behind the headlines – the positives of reconfigurations

“Save our local hospital” is an oft-repeated phrase, heard every time the spectre of service reconfiguration, downgrades or closures are raised. 38 Degrees’ investigation of the recent NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) has led to headlines which focus on finances: the opportunities for the NHS to address its anticipated funding shortfall of £20Bn by 2020/21 by re-jigging its services. But are the reconfigurations and closures only about saving money, or are there clinical drivers?

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