With growing pressure on the NHS – people living longer and more people living with specific conditions, changes are required to ensure the correct support is available and maintained.
Recognised by the NHS, health needs change as medicine advances and society develops requiring a continual move forward ensuring services fit the future.
The Government is increasing the NHS budget by an extra £20bn a year by 2023. In response, the NHS has created a Long Term Plan focusing on prevention and early detection.
The NHS Long Term Plan sets out what the NHS wants to do better including helping people to live healthier lives, investing more in technology and community services, improving support and getting better at looking after people with long term conditions. To ensure services are right and considered across a national footprint Healthwatch England were asked to support public engagement contributing to each Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) area.
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