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Publication of NHS Long Term Plan


The NHS Long Term Plan has been published which is the blueprint for the next 10 years of the National Health Service.

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 is drawn up by frontline staff, patients groups, and national experts to be ambitious but realistic.

A key focus is research and innovation to drive future outcomes and improvement. This acknowledges that patients benefit enormously from research and innovation, with breakthroughs enabling prevention of ill-health, earlier diagnosis, more effective treatments, better outcomes and faster recovery. The UK has a wordwide reputation for the quality of the research conducted here, highlighted in the recently published Life Science Industrial Strategy and in the Long Term Plan.