NHS Long-term plan
Matt Hancock has pledged to overhaul mental health support for nurses and other care staff, after a report laid bare the “emotional labour” of working in the NHS.
A new joint unit linking leaders from government, the NHS and industry has been set up to drive the digital transformation of the health service.
Concerns have been raised over the ambitions of the new NHS Long Term Plan, with analysts highlighting an “ongoing deterioration” in workforce numbers in critical areas such as primary and community care, nursing and mental health.
The growing emphasis on the promotion of mental health, the prevention of ill-health and improving the lives of people living with mental health difficulties is long-awaited and welcomed.
Plans are in the pipeline for new foundation training for community nurses, as part of efforts to raise awareness of the role and boost recruitment and retention, Nursing Times has learnt.
January was neatly bookended by two significant developments for nursing.
The new 10-year plan for the health service in England was published on 7 January, after being delayed since the end of last year. The 136-page blueprint sets out how a £20.5bn annual budget increase will be spent.
The much-anticipated NHS Long Term Plan has finally been revealed, promising a wholesale transformation of the health service in England. Nursing Times has unpacked the 136-page document, which sets out how a £20.5bn annual budget increase will be spent, to find out what it means for nurses both current and future.
General practice nurses are in line for a pay boost as part of a new “radical” contract for primary care across England, though it is likely it will be up to individual practices to decide how much money to pass on to their employees.
The chief nursing officer for England has pledged to ensure the interests of nurses and midwives are represented in plans to expand and reform the NHS workforce.
Providing tailored support for nurses interested in working in the community is one way to halt the worrying decline in district nurse numbers, according to the chief executive of Health Education England.
The NHS must do more to cater for “millennial” nurses and doctors who want flexibility, career breaks and the opportunity to travel the world, according to the head of Health Education England, who said this was one way to boost retention and address the current “workforce crisis”.
The workforce chapter of the NHS Long Term Plan was the “most difficult” to create and had to be rewritten five times before approval, health minister Stephen Hammond has said today.
Staff shortages could jeopardise the NHS Long Term Plan, according to a new report from finance experts that warns promised funding could go unspent without the nursing staff to deliver on the blueprint’s promises.
England’s new chief nursing officer, Dr Ruth May, will be among a panel of experts developing the NHS workforce implementation plan, it has been confirmed.
Transferring the commissioning of key public health services, such as health visiting and school nursing, back to the NHS may not be the solution to ensuring better preventative care, according to a leading health commentator.
Shortages of nurses in key areas like mental health, district and practice nursing risk scuppering the delivery of the 10-year plan for the NHS, say health service leaders who have called for urgent action to address staffing issues.
A “no deal” Brexit would be a “disaster” for the NHS, health service leaders have warned, as MPs prepare for a crunch vote on the prime minister’s deal to leave the European Union.
Fresh incentives will be offered to newly qualified nurses to encourage them to choose primary care as a “first destination role”.
Monday morning started early, with one shiny new 136-page plan for the NHS in England and two Mays at Alder Hey.
Responsibility for commissioning key public health services including health visiting, school nursing and sexual health could revert to the NHS under long-term plans for the health service’s future.
Efforts to boost health professionals’ knowledge of nutrition and ensure they feel confident talking to patients about sensitive topics like weight are among steps designed to tackle the UK’s obesity crisis set out in the long-term plan for the NHS in England.
NHS England has pledged that health professionals will receive the digital tools they need in a bid to make digitally-enabled care “mainstream” across the country, especially those working in community settings, as part of its 10-year plan.
Scan the list below to find out what different people and organisations including unions, charities and expert groups thought about NHS England’s new long-term plan for the health service.
NHS England have promised to invest up to £30m extra on meeting the needs of rough sleepers, as part of the new long-term plan.
The new long-term plan for the NHS in England has vowed to continue further investment and support in mental health services.
Comprehensive same-day care for the seriously ill and walking wounded will soon be available at most major accident and emergency departments, under moves designed to ease pressure on England’s struggling hospitals.
Community-based rapid response teams will be expected to swing into action within two hours to prevent vulnerable patients being taken to hospital as part of efforts to provide more care closer to home.
The new long-term plan for the NHS in England has promised to help an additional 24,000 women with perinatal mental health difficulties by 2023-24.
NHS leaders have pledged to roll out care bundles across every maternity unit in England in 2019, as part of its goal to reduce stillbirths, maternal and neonatal mortality and serious brain injuries by 50%.
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has promised to improve working conditions for NHS staff, with better training and more help with career progression.
NHS leaders have pledged that “respect, equality and diversity” will be at the heart of a major new workforce plan for the health service in England, which is set to be published later this year.
A 25% rise in placement spaces is to be funded as part of a drive to help fill nursing undergraduate spots, health service leaders in England have announced under their new 10-year plan for the NHS.
NHS leaders have said they “expect” to increase investment in continuing professional development over the next five years, as part of efforts to retain nurses and other current health service staff.
NHS leaders have promised a “step change” in the recruitment of international nurses in order to try and bridge domestic shortfalls, as part of their new long-term plan for the health service in England.
A “comprehensive” NHS workforce implementation plan will be published later this year, NHS England has confirmed today in its new long-term plan for the health service.
Investment in primary, community and mental health care will grow faster than the rest of the overall NHS budget, NHS England has pledged as part of its new plan for the health service.
Problem drinkers and smokers who end up in hospital will be helped by dedicated new services, as part of the new NHS long-term plan, according to those behind the strategy.
More neonatal nurses will be brought into the NHS under a new maternity shake-up announced by the government.
National funding for children’s hospices is to rise by as much as £25m a year, NHS England has announced today.
The much-anticipated plan for the long term future of the NHS has been delayed until next year, Nursing Times understands.
Theresa May today pledged to cut “needless” admissions and help inpatients return home sooner – through community-based rapid response teams and dedicated support for care home residents.
Philip Hammond announced plans to create a new mental health crisis service and also pledged a funding boost for social care services in his autumn budget speech this afternoon.
More opportunities for flexible working and career development will be among key measures to feature in a new 10‐year plan for the NHS that will “reset the deal between the NHS and its staff”, according to prime minister Theresa May.
Unions representing nursing and midwifery have welcomed the announcement of a rise in funding for the NHS, but have questioned whether it will be sufficient to keep pace with demand on services.