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NHS 10 year plan pledges improvements in stroke, heart attacks, and mental health

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 07 January 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l80
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 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 …

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