The NHS Long-term plan is set to save almost half a million more lives with practical action and investment in treatments – but we must be wary of EU pressures.

With the Government announcing additional funding for NHS England, this means the NHS can plan to make the public health service fit for the future of patients, families and staff. Responding to the announcement of the NHS Long-term Plan, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, comments on the positive impact of the long-term plan and warns to beware of over-promising.

According to NHS England, the blueprint to make the NHS fit for the future will use the latest technology, such as digital GP consultations for all those who want them, coupled with early detection and a renewed focus on prevention to stop an estimated 85,000 premature deaths each year.

Source: NHS Long-term plan – “This is not about miracles”