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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.