“The NHS has been there to help us for 70 years.  The Long Term Plan sets a clear direction for the NHS backed by record funding that will protect the service for generations to come” Caroline Dinenage

Local MP, Caroline Dinenage, has today welcomed the 10 year plan for the NHS unveiled by the Health Secretary.

The plan which has been developed by clinicians, patients and medical experts, sets out how the health service can make the most of the additional £20 billion real terms funding increase.

Key priorities from the plan include:

  • Improving cancer survival rates with earlier and rapid diagnosis, new diagnostic centres and genomic testing so that within ten years 55,000 more people survive cancer.
  • Improving prevention, detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
  • Better access to mental health including at schools to give 370,000 adults and 345,000 children greater support.
  • Fighting inequalities of existing provision for veterans, care after custody services, severe mental illnesses and learning disabilities.
  • Within five years every patient in England will have access to a digital GP service.
  • Making the NHS a world class employer.

Commenting Caroline said: “This is excellent news for the NHS nationally and for us locally. Integral to the plan is a stronger recognition and more support for our vital community and primary services, which will hugely benefit my constituents.  All backed by a £20.5 billion per year real terms increase in NHS funding.”