The NHS Long Term Plan sets out an ambitious vision of improved care for patients. But is its job done? This is the question asked in a briefing published by The Health Foundation.
It analyses the challenges now facing health and social care and looks at the implications of the plan for activity levels and workforce in the NHS in England.
The authors set out funding scenarios for areas of health spending outside NHS England’s budget – including workforce, capital investment, the prevention agenda and adult social care – and examine the potential impact on wider public spending.