NHS Long Term Plan
Matt Hancock gave an update this afternoon in the Commons about the NHS Long Term Plan - a 10 year plan from the NHS.
This is what it’s all about. It’s worth bearing in mind that it is subject to approval in a government spending review:
Reduce still births and premature births by 50% Improve postnatal mental healthcare Bring down waiting times for autism diagnosis Take action on childhood obesity Improve cancer detection and treatment methods for children Prevent 150,000 heart attacks, strokes and dementia cases Prevent 80,000 hospital stays for lung conditions by improving detection rates Prevent 14,000 deaths by providing obesity education programmes Prevent 55,000 cancer deaths per year Improve care for dementia Give people more say over their care, especially towards the end of life Improve NHS support in care homes Introduce community support teams to prevent unnecessary hospital spells, and speed up discharges home Increase mental health funding by £2.3bn per year Increase mental health funding for young people Get depression or anxiety therapy for 380,000 more people get therapy by 2023/24 Treat 370,000 people per year who have a severe mental illness with community-based physical and mental care 2023/24