News and Notices

Developing the long term plan

On 18 June the Prime Minister set out a funding settlement for the NHS in England for the next five years.

In return, the NHS has been asked to set out a long term plan for the future of the NHS, setting out our ambitions for improvement over the next decade, and our plans to meet them over the five years of the funding settlement.

This summary highlights the work and engagement that has taken place to develop the plan - thanks to all those who have contributed so far. 

As part of this work, your Chief Executive has been invited to attend events in late October. They’ve been asked to consider the following 3 questions:

- What are the core values that should underpin a long term plan for the NHS?

-What examples of good services or ways of working taking place locally should be spread across the country?

-What do you think are the barriers to improving care and health outcomes for NHS patients?

Views and ideas from all staff are welcome, so if you or your team wish to share your insights on these questions, please complete this short survey by 31 October 2018.

The publication of the long term plan later this year will not mean the end of our engagement. From December onwards, staff, patients, the public and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to help local health and care organisations determine what the plan means for their area, and how best the ambitions it sets out can be met. Please look out for further details.