Challenging the NHS Long Term Plan

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Kailash Chand MRCGP OBE

Abstract

The NHS long-term plan, announced early this year with £20.5bn of funding, was seen as atonement by Theresa May for the health service being starved of funding for the past nine years. But the extra funding will barely make up for nine years of austerity that have crippled the NHS and social care and undermined public health. The Health Foundation think- tank rightly warned that ministers must spend an extra £8bn a year on health, on top of the £20.5bn increase, or the plan will fail.

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Chand, K. (2020). Challenging the NHS Long Term Plan. Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion, 12(1), 14. https://doi.org/10.38192/12.1.6
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Opinions
Author Biography

Kailash Chand MRCGP OBE, British Medical Association

Honorary Vice President of BMA,

Ex-deputy Chair of BMA Council &

Chair, Tameside & Glossop NHS Trust

References

https://www.longtermplan.nhs.uk/

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/5yfv-web.pdf

https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/interim-nhs-people-plan/

https://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2016/sep/23/andrew-lansley-fails-recognise-nhs-reforms-dont-work