NHS Long Term Plan

Following Theresa May’s announcement in June 2018 that the government would allocate an extra £20bn to the National Health Service, the government finally launched the NHS Long Term Plan on 8 January 2019. The plan broadly seeks to prepare the NHS for the future, identifying how increased funding can be efficiently spent, following consultations with staff, patients and other professionals. Detailed local strategies for 2019/20 will be released in April, and five-year local strategies by October.

This briefing summarises some key points in the plan, followed by some responses from civil society health and social care experts. Additional resources and the plan in its entirety are referenced at the end of this document. Click to download the complete briefing