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NHS Long Term Plan

As medicine advances, health needs change and society develops, the NHS has to continually move forward so that in 10 years’ time we have a service fit for the future.

The NHS Long Term Plan will do that by giving everyone the best start in life; helping people live well with long term conditions, such as cancer and dementia; and helping people age well.

Our Long Term Plan, backed by extra investment, has been drawn up by those who know the NHS best – frontline health and care staff, patients and their families, and other experts – who will continue to shape how it is implemented across the country.

Read about the NHS Long Term Plan and the NHS Assembly.

News and blogs

Heart attacks – don’t delay treatment, the NHS is ready for you

In this blog, Professor Simon Ray, President of the British Cardiovascular Society reiterates the importance of seeking immediate treatment for heart attacks and heart failure during the coronavirus pandemic. In the UK we can be justifiably proud of our service for the emergency treatment of heart attack. Patients with suspected heart attack are transferred as […]

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Primary care

GPs and practice teams provide vital services for patients. They are at the heart of our communities, the foundation of the NHS.

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Cancer outcomes have improved notably over recent years, including survival rates, which have never been higher.

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Mental health

One in four adults and one in 10 children experience mental illness, and many more of us know and care for people who do.