What is the NHS Long Term Plan?
With growing pressure on the NHS – people living longer, more people living with long-term conditions, lifestyle choices affecting people’s health – changes are needed to make sure everybody gets the support they need.
The Government is investing an extra £20 billion a year in the NHS. The NHS has produced a ‘Long Term Plan’ setting out the things it wants health services to do better for people across the country.
This includes making it easier to access support closer to home and via technology, doing more to help people stay well, and providing better support for people with long-term health conditions.
Feedback from Local People
Whilst the national plan has set some clear goals, it’s up to local areas to decide how they’re achieved – that means engaging with local people and listening to their experiences and expectations of current and future services.
Healthwatch Harrow, alongside the network of 152 Healthwatch organisations has collected local views on the Long Term Plan through surveys, focus groups and events between April and May 2019, to give tens of thousands of people the opportunity to help local hospitals, GP surgeries and community services hear about the changes people would like to see.
Hosting three events in May 2019, Healthwatch Harrow engaged with a total of 63 local people.
The engagement summary and event reports are available below.
NHS Long Term Plan Engagement Summary, May 2019
Learning Disability and Autism Focus Group, 2nd May 2019
Healthwatch Harrow Forum, 16th May 2019
Greenhill Manor Residents Association, 20th May 2019