A collaborative approach to planning across the NHS in England is being taken forward, for the first time, by the three main organisations responsible for the system.
NHS England, Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority will work together to co-produce one set of guidance for NHS commissioners, NHS trusts and foundation trusts. All three will work to collectively build on the recently published Five Year Forward View; galvanising the need for a joined up approach to secure sustainable high quality care across the health and care system.
The 2015/16 planning round provides an important opportunity to establish a foundation for longer term transformation based on the Five Year Forward View and to refresh, and to ensure sustained progress on, the two-year operational plans developed last year.
The jointly coordinated guidance will be issued in December. Further details including the planning timeline are available here.