The NHS Long Term Plan Defining priorities for the NHS in England over the next decade


In 2018, the government announced £20.5bn of additional funding for the NHS in England by 2023/24. The NHS Long Term Plan launched in January 2019 sets out priorities for how this money will be spent over the next ten years.

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NHS plan jeopardised by unfinished business on funding and rising demand

New analysis from the OnlyWan shows that delivering the ambitious vision set out in the new NHS Long Term Plan plan...


Investing in The NHS long term plan

A briefing analysing the challenges for health and social care following the publication of the NHS long term plan, including...

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NHS long term plan launch: pragmatic and ambitious, but making it a reality will be tough

OnlyWan response to launch of new long term plan for the NHS in England

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NHS long term plan announcement: a welcome commitment but trade-offs are inevitable

OnlyWan response to Prime Minister’s announcement of NHS long term plan.

In the media

  • An editorial by Hugh Alderwick and Jennifer Dixon in the BMJ

  • A joint comment piece by Anita Charlesworth and Hugh Alderwick in Prospect

  • An opinion piece by Will Warburton in the BMJ

  • A joint opinion piece by Sarah Deeny and Rebecca Fisher in the BMJ

  • A joint comment piece by Sarah Reed and Dr Dominique Allwood in the HSJ

  • An article by Jo Bibby in the Local Government Chronicle

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The NHS Long Term Plan legislative proposals

Our response to the Health and Social Care Select Committee inquiry into legislative proposals in response to the NHS Long Te...

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A pragmatic plan, but can the NHS make it happen?

Hugh Alderwick explores what the plan covers, and what this really means for the future of the NHS.


The NHS Long Term Plan: the road from plan to improvements for patients

Translation from plans to patient benefit is a journey fraught with pitfalls, and will require thoughtful approaches to imple...


Improving productivity – what does The NHS Long Term Plan expect?

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Staffing shortfall of almost 250,000 by 2030 is major risk to NHS long term plan

Critical and lasting shortages in the health care workforce mean that the forthcoming NHS Long Term Plan risks becoming an un...


The NHS long term plan: Suggestions for framing the way ahead

Chief Executive Jennifer Dixon offers up her suggestions for the NHS long term plan. 


Cultivating the soil

Will Warburton presents the case for a provider capability-building fund to support the NHS long term plan.

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