The NHS Long Term Plan

The NHS Long Term Plan published in 2019, set out a 10-year plan of further ambitions for General Practice by the NHS and follows on from the 2016 General Practice Forward View.

Following the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, NHS England and NHS Improvement committed to publishing an implementation framework, setting out further detail on how it would be delivered.

The NHS Long Term Plan says “as medicine advances, health needs change and society develops, the NHS has to continually move forward so that in 10 years’ time we have a service fit for the future. The NHS Long Term Plan is drawn up by frontline staff, patients’ groups, and national experts to be ambitious but realistic”.

The Long Term Plan set the ambition for all parts of the country to become integrated care systems by April 2021 – “the biggest national move to integrated care of any major western country.”

The BMA offer their analysis of the NHS Long Term Plan

The NHSE 2023/24 Priorities and Operational planning guidance reconfirms the ongoing need to recover our core services and improve productivity, making progress in delivering the key NHS Long Term Plan’s ambitions and continuing to transform the NHS for the future.


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