Vol. 12 No. 1 (2019): The Timeless Mahatma

Challenging the NHS Long Term Plan

Kailash Chand MRCGP OBE
British Medical Association
cover page of NHS Longterm plan document

Published 2020-04-26


  • nhs,
  • long term plan,
  • 5-Year Forward View,
  • workforce crisis

How to Cite

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


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.