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Gustavo Carr | 08 January, 2019, 03:22

The plan sets out how we will guarantee the NHS for the future.

"Our challenge now is to make sure it's properly implemented and in this regard we, that is everyone who works in the NHS and patients who use the service, must all play our part if we are to make it a success". "While there are initiatives in the plan to build the workforce, they need to be matched with action from central government to secure training budgets and a supportive migration policy to allow global recruitment that is vital to staffing the NHS".

NHS England's focus on multidisciplinary teams will also see the creation of "pharmacy connection schemes", which would be set up by clinical commissioning groups for "patients who don't need primary medical services".

GPs, mental health and community care are expected to receive the biggest funding increases, as plans look to decrease the reliance on hospitals (which now use around half of the £114bn frontline budget).

It is part of the aim to make digital services a mainstream part of the health service.

"We welcome the new commitments on prevention and mental health in the NHS long-term plan".

Mr Speaker, as last year's 70th anniversary celebrations proved, the NHS is one of our proudest achievements.

'The NHS in England is already short of more than 40,000 nurses and the figure is rising.

The NHS claims its new Long Term Plan could help to save up to 500,000 lives over the next decade. This funding will provide for new primary care networks based on neighbouring GP practices which will include pharmacists in the team. "They have failed to recruit and train the staff desperately needed, leaving our NHS struggling with chronic shortages of over 100,000 staff".

The 133-page document says NHS bosses have drawn up "a provisional list of potential legislative changes for parliament's consideration" following invitations to do so from May and MPs on the health and social care select committee. Meanwhile, all providers across acute, community and mental health "will be expected to advance to a core level of digitisation by 2024".

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Despite the 2bn increase to the existing £12bn a year now spent on mental health services in England, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPS) previously expressed concern that this figure is only half what is needed for the NHS to put spending more on par with that of physical health.

More personalised care, more social prescribing, empowering people to take greater control and responsibility over their own health through prevention, and personal health budgets.

More support for mothers by improving maternity services, more support for parents and carers in the early years of a child's life so we can be the best place in the world - and this country can be the best place to be born, in every sense.

It is welcome too that the government is recognising that patient mental health conditions deserve to have the same access and quality standards as those with physical health problems, which the BMA has long called for.

A substantial chunk of the plan focuses on how mental health services will be improved between now and 2029, by improving waiting times, providing a universal helpline for those in crisis, and investing money into services supporting children and young people.

A health service that can look to the future with confidence and hope.

Fran Woodard, executive director of policy and impact at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: "This plan gives us confidence that providing high-quality cancer treatment and care will continue to be a priority for the NHS, thanks to the significant focus on cancer".

And we will upgrade urgent care so people can get the right care more quickly.

The plan was welcomed by campaigners, but experts warned that implementing it would be hard. The Plan suggests that offering a "digital first" option will provide "longer and richer face-to-face consultations with clinicians where patients want it or need it".