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Giving care in the right place, first time

The Director of NHS England’s Elective Care Transformation Programme explains why practical handbooks published this week can help the NHS address a steady rise in referrals for hospital treatment while benefitting patients: Some pundits like to suggest that the NHS is doomed to collapse under the growing weight of public expectations. At the NHS England […]

Eating disorders programme

Eating disorders are serious mental health problems. They can have severe psychological, physical and social consequences. Children and young people with eating disorders often have other mental health problems (e.g. anxiety or depression) which also need to be treated in order to get the best outcomes. It is vital that children and young people with […]

Bringing specialist mental health services closer to home

NHS England is establishing 17 pilot sites across the country to test new ways of delivering specialist mental health services. This is part of the New Care Models in Tertiary Mental Health programme, which aims to make sure people get the support they need as close to home, and their family and friends, as possible. […]

Sustainability and Transformation Plans: transforming patient care through GP services

The purpose of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) is to help ensure health and social care services in England are built around the needs of local populations. In this blog, NHS England’s Director of Primary Care, Dr Arvind Madan, explains how they have the potential to completely transform the care patients receive through GP services. As […]


Homepage 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 […]