NHS Long Term Plan

As medicine advances, health needs change and society develops, so 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 just that. Drawn up by those who know the NHS best – frontline health and care staff, patients and their families and other experts – the Long Term Plan is ambitious but realistic. It will give everyone the best start in life; deliver world-class care for major health problems, such as cancer and heart disease, and help people age well.

To read our plan please visit www.longtermplan.nhs.uk.

Helping develop the plan

We've asked for the views of the public, front-line NHS staff and healthcare organisations to help develop the plan.

What happens next?

Get more details on the NHS Long Term Plan and the engagement that will carry on afterwards.

News and blogs

NHS England proposes new mental health access standards

The NHS is set to take another major step towards improving patient access to mental health services with the introduction of five new waiting time guarantees, under plans set out today. The proposals could ensure that patients requiring urgent care will be seen by community mental health crisis teams within 24 hours of referral, with […]