NHS Long Term Plan is now published
The NHS Long Term Plan is the NHS (national health service's) plan to make sure it is fit for the future. It aims to give everyone the best start in life, will deliver world-class care for major health problems such as cancer and mental health, and will help people age well.
The plan, backed by extra investment, has been developed by people who know the NHS best – frontline health and care staff, patients and their families, and other experts – who will continue to shape how it is implemented across the country.
Over the next few months, we will be working with patients, the public and partners - including local councils, the voluntary and community sector and social care – to develop local plans to turn the national ambitions contained in the Long Term Plan into real improvements to services and outcomes for patients, building on the progress we've already made together over the last few years.
Martin Wilkinson, Managing Director, Lewisham CCG says:
"For us in Lewisham, it means we will be working closer than ever with our neighbouring CCGs, with our providers and Lewisham council, as well as through OHSEL (Our South East London, STP), to change the way we work to offer our residents better health outcomes. Over the next few weeks and months, we'll be developing our strategies to deliver this. These strategies will set out how we intend to take the ambitions that the NHS Long Term Plan outline in more detail, and work together to turn them into local action to improve services and the health and wellbeing of our communities – building on the work we have already been doing."
More details about opportunities to help shape our local plans will be shared shortly. In the meantime, to read a copy of the national plan and find out more visit www.longtermplan.nhs.uk