NHS England published the General Practice Forward View (GPFV) on 21 April 2016, setting out a programme of support for general practice over the next five years.
NHS England is investing £500 million in a national sustainability and transformation package to support GP practices. It includes help for struggling practices, plans to reduce workload, expansion of a wider workforce, investment in technology and estates and a national development programme to speed up transformation of services. We are committing to an increase in investment to support general practice over the next five years.
The plan was developed with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Health Education England (HEE) and contains over 80 specific, practical and funded steps to:
- channel investment
- grow and develop the workforce
- streamline the workload
- improve infrastructure
- and support practices to redesign their services to patients.
We would encourage all of our patients to read about the plans as it may explain some of the changes happening currently (and in the future) within General Practice.
NHS Long Term Plan
As medicine advances, health needs change and society develops, so 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 will do just that. Drawn up by those who know the NHS best – frontline health and care staff, patients and their families and other experts – the Long Term Plan is ambitious but realistic. It will give everyone the best start in life; deliver world-class care for major health problems, such as cancer and heart disease, and help people age well.
To read the long-term plan please visit www.longtermplan.nhs.uk.