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Local Workforce Action Boards

To help ensure health and care services are built around the needs of people in north east, local providers and commissioners are working together to produce Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP). These plans will show how local services will evolve and become sustainable over the next five years – ultimately delivering the Five Year Forward View vision of better health, better patient care and improved NHS efficiency. More information about STPs can be found on NHS England's website.


We are supporting the workforce elements of the STPs through Local Workforce Action Boards (LWABs) which will ensure that decisions about the NHS and social care workforce take place in the right place at the right time with the right people. The LWABs are working closely with the health and social care providers and commissioners around the workforce elements of the STPs.

In the north east there are three STPs:

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear

West, North and East Cumbria

Durham, Darlington, Tees, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby  ​

The three STPs will be supported by one LWAB that is co-chaired by Alex Glover, HEE's Local Director for the north east and Ian Renwick, Chief Executive of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.

North STP footprint:

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