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NHS long term plan: Care to be shifted away from hospitals in “21st century” service model

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 07 January 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l85
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The NHS in England will shift its emphasis from acute care hospitals towards a “new service model for the 21st century” based on community care, population health, and collaboration, service leaders have vowed.

The pledge is a key part of the much anticipated NHS long term plan, published on 7 January,1 which 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 decade.

The …

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