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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th November 2017.

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Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health 12:00 am, 14th November 2017

Sustainability and transformation plan footprints were determined as a result of discussions between local areas, NHS England and NHS Improvement. They reflect a number of factors including patient flow, the location of different organisations in the local health economy and natural geographies. We stated in the next steps of the “Five Year Forward View” that adjusting STP boundaries is open to discussions between us and NHS England when that is collectively requested by local organisations, and we mean that.