One year on from the publication of the plan, the Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) has made good progress in developing detailed plans to transform the design and delivery of services, as well as pushing forward with grass-roots initiatives that are already having a positive impact on the lives of local people.

On the 31 October 2017, we held our One Year On conference that recognised and acknowledged the work of the STP so far and brought together the key people involved in health and care services across Kent and Medway. As well as looking back, a key objective of the event was to discuss the next phase of the STP’s work and how partner organisations and groups can best approach it together.

Hosted by the STP leadership team, more than 300 people attended the event. Delegates were drawn from a wide variety of groups and professions including clinical and managerial leaders from health and social care, district and borough councils, patient groups, and community and voluntary sector organisations. Those involved in taking the work of the STP forward in a clinical, managerial and advisory capacity were also present, including those responsible for the day-to-day running of the STP, the STP Programme Board, Clinical and Professional Board and workstreams as well as members of the STP’s Patient and Public Advisory Group (PPAG).

A wide range of speakers, offering national and local perspectives on clinical leadership, system transformation, engagement, workforce and planning shared their thoughts with delegates during three plenary sessions, an overview of which can be found in our recently published report. This report captures the key themes, insights and actions from the event. The content of this report will be used as content for workstreams and in pre-consultation and consultation documents, evidence and materials.