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NHS in England will have one strategy for all major conditions, including cancer

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: (Published 25 January 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p194
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. The BMJ

The NHS in England is set to have a major conditions strategy to help determine policy for the care of increasing numbers of people in England with complex and often multiple long term conditions.

Conditions covered by the strategy will include cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, dementia, mental health conditions, and musculoskeletal disorders. Cancer will also be included and will no longer have its own dedicated 10 year strategy.

England’s health and social care secretary, Steve Barclay, told the House of Commons on 24 January that the strategy would build on measures in the NHS long term plan and would signal a shift to integrated, whole person …

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