This briefing is a part of a series of updates from NHS Providers on the progress of sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and integrated care systems (ICSs), and the implementation of the long term plan.

We hope this will support trust board directors, their line reports and foundation trust governors to make sense of the rapidly evolving national policy direction with regard to system working.

This briefing addresses the commitments set out in the plan and analyses what they mean for providers within a system context under six key themes: the future of system working, legislative change, governance and accountability, regulation, finances and population health and integration.