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 by autumn, setting out our ambitions for improvement over the next decade, and our plans to meet them over the five years of the funding settlement.
As articulated by the Prime Minister and the NHS Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, the development of the long term plan for the NHS will need to be based on the advice and experience of clinical experts, staff and other stakeholders, including representatives of patients and the public.
As part of this process it is vital that all those who rely on and work in or alongside the NHS have the opportunity to contribute their ideas and insights. To make it easy for these groups to have their say on the different aspects of the plan NHS England have created a discussion guide for staff, clinicians, patients and the public. An easy read version of this guide is also available.
You may choose to provide responses for every topic or just the ones that are important to you or the group you represent. Where possible, we encourage organisations to collate responses from their members into a single submission.
Once you are happy with your response please submit this to our web portal here: www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/developing-the-long-term-plan-for-the-nhs
The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2018.