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NHS Long Term Plan to save up to 500000 lives

NHS Long Term Plan to save up to 500000 lives

This comes after NHS England announced recently that national funding for children's hospices is to rise by as much as £25m a year. Theresa May stated that this is meant to reshape "the NHS around the changing needs of patients".Theresa May stated that this is meant to reshape "the NHS around the changing needs of patients".

"We will invest in expanding NHS specialist clinics to help more people with serious gambling problems", the plan states.

Our Long Term Plan will ensure the NHS continues to be there, free at the point of use, based on clinical need, not ability to pay, better resourced with more staff. Hospitals take up the rest.

"It sets a practical, costed, phased route map for the NHS's priorities for care quality and outcomes improvement for the decade ahead".

It is planning to offer advice on quitting to every smoker admitted to hospital, including those receiving long-term mental health support and learning disability services.

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. Nearly 30 per cent of preventable deaths in England are due to non-communicable diseases specifically attributed to air pollution, the plan pointed out, and more than 2,000 GP practices and 200 hospitals are in areas affected by dangerously polluted air. This was launched by NHS to identify heart problems at an early stage and help in prevention of mental problems and urge people to stop smoking.

"Fundamental to the expansion of cutting-edge treatments and digital consultations is to first get the basics right, such as the workforce".

Recruiting more staff from overseas in order to minimise the damaging impact of chronic NHS understaffing, which it says is "unsustainable". And the Long Term Plan commits to major reforms to improve working conditions for NHS staff, because morale matters.

Hancock said: "Too often, the IT used by Global Positioning System in the NHS - like other NHS technology - is out of date".




For example, head of NHS England Simon Stevens told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that increasing cancer diagnostic testing would require about 1,500 more staff to be recruited. Despite the 2bn increase to the existing £12bn a year now spent on mental health services in England, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPS) previously expressed concern that this figure is only half what is needed for the NHS to put spending more on par with that of physical health.

So, first, the biggest increase in funding - at least £4.5 billion - will go to primary and community care, because Global Positioning System are the bedrock of the NHS.

"A renewed focus on prevention is welcome but the reality of the situation is that we are seeing a significant increase in obesity and related diseases along with worsening health inequalities exacerbated by years of cuts to public health budgets".

Local Government Association spokesman Ian Hudspeth said the plan's goals could only be fully realised if councils were properly funded to deliver social care and public health services.

"Narrowing inequalities can not occur without adequate provision of social care which is not covered in the long-term plan".

There is still a long way to go but the announcements made today show that the NHS has been listening and these plans could be transformative if they are delivered effectively, with the right workforce in place.

"Ultimately, there is a need for honesty about how far the £20.5 billion over five years will stretch".

"That would leave the NHS over £1bn short, despite the extra funding".

Together, the additional funding and the long-term plan would "provide both the certainty and the long-term direction needed to transform patient care and secure the future of our NHS", the Prime Minister said.