What happens next?

The engagement already done by the working groups made up of  local and national NHS leaders, clinical experts and patient representatives will continue to help as their policy proposals are refined and brought together over the course of October and November.

Further engagement will carry on during this time, meaning that individuals and organisations representing NHS staff, patients and the public will continue to have the opportunity to influence the final plan up to its publication. This includes meetings to which leaders from every local hospital trust and Clinical Commissioning Group have been invited, to ensure that ideas and ambitions being considered are achievable.

Publication of the long term plan is currently expected towards the end of November or early December; however, this will be not be the end of our engagement around it.

From December to the summer of 2019, staff, patients, the public and anyone who is interested in the work we do will have the opportunity to help your local NHS organisations determine what the plan means for their area, and how best the ambitions it sets out can be met.