Primary care to receive £4.5bn investment under NHS long-term plan

Impact of NHS funding settlement on government spending

Impact of NHS funding settlement on government spending

As part of the long-term plan, the Government confirmed a £4.5 billion new service model for the 21st century across England, where health bodies come together to provide better, joined up care in partnership with local government.

In addition, the health service used its 10-year plan to highlight other sustainability achievements, claiming it is "leading by example" in sustainable developments and improving resource efficiency.

Observers would be hard-pressed to argue with the aims - most people have experienced first hand the frustrations of a practitioner that can't access certain records and the NHS's much-hyped reliance on fax machines attests to the legacy kit still in use today.

Nuffield Trust chief executive Nigel Edwards said the NHS's system of workforce planning has "failed", and that it needs "deep reform".

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With only a tiny proportion of its funding coming from government sources, the support of the whole local community and especially CCGs is vital to raise the money needed to build the services local families require.

He added: 'The BMA supports increased investment in general practice and community care.

NHS England chief Simon Stevens said the plan also "tackles head on" the pressures faced by health staff.

"We very much welcome the increased funding for the NHS and the vision to strengthen and improve services".

"We now need to see the detail of the plan". This, in turn, reduces the demand for health and care services. Young people are left to fend for themselves, which can lead to a mental health issue developing into serious mental health condition.

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An expansion of the NHS Digital Academy programme to improve digital leadership. More than 900,000 people in England now access IAPT services each year for adult anxiety disorders and depression. Doctor at the health checkup center will give personalized advice about diet improvement, exercise, weight loss, reduction in smoking and drinking all of which can lower risk of contracting life-threatening illnesses.

Mental health experts have applauded the commitment to closing the care gap.

Robert Colvile, director of the Centre for Policy Studies thinktank, said the priorities were "broadly correct" but that the NHS needed to focus on improving levels of productivity for the money to have a real effect.

The Long Term Plan is only tackling half the issue of patient access to innovative treatments and we believe overlooking the AAP will not be conducive to ensuring patients receive quicker access to the best treatments now on the market. "Sadly so numerous measures outlined. are a rehash of what has already been promised for years", she tweeted. But one constant has been that core principle set out by the national government - that the NHS should be available to all, free at the point of use, according to need, not ability to pay. The move has been criticised by some mental health campaigners - journalist Hannah Jane Parkinson tweeted: "This is not mental health care".

Provide comprehensive mental health support across major A&E departments across the NHS.

There is also talk of increasing awareness of alternative forms of help for people in a mental health crisis - for example, sanctuaries, safe havens and crisis cafes.

"This is the kind of sustained investment we need to see to put mental health on an equal footing with physical health and, if delivered, this plan will make a difference to the lives of thousands of people with mental health problems".

Jon Ashworth, the shadow health secretary, welcomed the long-term plan, saying:."The fact NHS bosses are now proposing significant changes to the Health and Social Care Act confirms what a wasteful, bureaucratic disaster it was in the first place".

- Patients will be able to access health care at the touch of the button through a "digital front door" to the NHS.

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