NHS 10 year plan pledges improvements in stroke, heart attacks, and mental healthBMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l80 (Published 07 January 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l80
- Gareth Iacobucci
- The BMJ
The NHS in England has published its much anticipated long term plan for the next decade, with a vow to improve outcomes for people with major physical conditions alongside a substantial increase in funding for mental health and primary care.
The blueprint, due to be published today, sets out how the NHS will use the extra £20.5bn (€23bn; $26bn) a year by 2023-24 it will receive from the government to drive improvements in the service over the next 10 years.
Many of the measures have been trailed over recent months, including:
Investment in “world class, cutting edge treatments,” including genomic tests for every child with cancer and artificial intelligence to potentially improve stroke diagnosis
A renewed focus on prevention to stop an estimated 85 000 premature deaths each year, including new dedicated alcohol and …