Geographical areas

STP areas

Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (formally sustainability and transformation plans) provide a ‘place based’ approach for the transformation and delivery of local health services as set out in the Five Year Forward View and Next steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View. STPs are formed of NHS and local councils to provide the full range of health services within an area, or STP footprint, and are developed around the needs of the whole population in the area, not just those of individual organisations.


The police workforce comprises of officer ranks, police staff, community support officers and special constabulary. They have a statutory responsibility as part of Community Safety Partnerships to work with local authorities, fire & rescue, probation service and clinical commissioning groups to protect their local community from crime and help people feel safe. The College of Policing has highlighted the role of prevention and opportunities for contributing to health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities as part of the day to day demand on the police (College of Policing. Statements about demand on policing 2015 [September 2016]

Clinical Commissioning Groups

CCGs are clinically led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area. They are made up of membership from local GP practices and are accountable to NHS England. More information at NHS England South

The links below provide the list of CCGs across 3 South West areas. They also include the associated NHS Trusts, Local Authorities, Health & Wellbeing Boards and other providers.


Community Education Provider Networks (CEPNs) provide a hub for multi-professional communities of educational practice within defined local areas. They also provide local leadership in the development of high quality, locally-tailored education and training for staff in primary and community care.
In the South West, Health Education England has commissioned the local Academic Health Science Networks to set up CEPNs, 5 in the West of England area:
•Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire (BNSSG)
•Bath & North East Somerset (via BEMS).

There are a further 3 CPENs in the South West locality:
•Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Public Health England South West

The SW Public Health England Centre is a local partner to the SW public health system and provides expertise, advice and support, knowledge and intelligence, and specialised services such as health protection and emergency planning to local NHS, local authorities and other partners. PHE is an executive agency of Department of Health.

Fire & Rescue Authorities

F&R Authorities provide 4 core functions: promotion of fire safety, fighting fires, rescue service for road traffic accidents and emergency response for other events as required. In 2015 a consensus statement ‘Fire as a Health asset’ was published describing the intention to work with health and public health with a broader focus on prevention and identifying risks to people’s safety and health and wellbeing. The majority of the former Home Safety Checks are now carried out as Safe and Well Visits.

South West Healthy Living Pharmacies

The Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) framework is a tiered commissioning framework aimed at achieving consistent delivery of a broad range of high quality services through community pharmacies to meet local need, improving the health and wellbeing of the local population and helping to reduce health inequalities.

HLP focuses on 3 key components:
•workforce development to enable a skilled team that can promote health and wellbeing
•suitable premises that are fit for purpose
•engagement with local community and other health professionals, social care public health and local authorities

There are three levels of service delivery within the HLP framework:
•Level 1: Promotion – Promoting health, wellbeing and self-care (self-assessment)
•Level 2: Prevention – Providing services (commissioner-led)
•Level 3: Protection – Providing treatment (commissioner-led)

Public Health England has produced a short slide set describing HLPs: