The NHS is one of Britain’s greatest achievements but a lot has changed since it was created in 1948. Health and care leaders have come together to develop a Long Term Plan to make the NHS fit for the future, and to get the most value for patients out of every pound of taxpayers’ investment. The plan has been drawn up by those who know the NHS best, including frontline health and care staff, patient groups and other experts.
This Long Term Plan has a big impact on how BrisDoc, as a key player in the local health economy, shapes its own long term plan.
Below is a short summery the 5 key areas that we need to consider to deliver the Long Term Plan:
1. Doing things differently: giving people more control over their own health and the care they receive, encouraging more collaboration and focusing on ‘Integrated Care Systems’.
2. Preventing illness and tackling health inequalities: the NHS will increase its contribution to tackling some of the most significant causes of ill health including smoking, drinking problems and Type 2 diabetes, with a particular focus on the communities most affected.
3. Backing our workforce: continuing to increase the NHS workforce, training and recruiting more professionals. We will also make the NHS a better place to work, so more staff stay in the NHS and feel able to make better use of their skills and experience for patients.
4. Making better use of data and digital technology: provide more convenient access to services and health information for patients, with the new NHS App as a digital ‘front door’, better access to digital tools and patient records for staff.
5. Getting the most out of taxpayers’ investment in the NHS: we will continue working with doctors and other health professionals to identify ways to reduce duplication in how clinical services are delivered, make better use of the NHS’ combined buying power to get commonly used products for cheaper, and reduce spend on administration.
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If you would like more information or to read the Long Term Plan in full please visit: www.longtermplan.nhs.uk