George Eustice welcomes 10 year NHS plan

George Eustice MP has today welcomed the launch of the Government'. 10 year NHS Plan. The NHS Long Term Plan is a new plan for the NHS to improve the quality of patient care and health outcomes. It sets out how the £20.5 billion budget settlement for the NHS, announced by the Prime Minister in summer 2018, will be spent over the next 5 years.

The plan focuses on building an NHS fit for the future by:

  • enabling everyone to get the best start in life
  • helping communities to live well
  • helping people to age well

The plan has been developed in partnership with frontline health and care staff, patients and their families. It will improve outcomes for major diseases, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease and dementia.

The plan also includes measures to:

  • improve out-of-hospital care, supporting primary medical and community health services
  • ensure all children get the best start in life by continuing to improve maternity safety including halving the number of stillbirths, maternal and neonatal deaths and serious brain injury by 2025
  • support older people through more personalised care and stronger community and primary care services
  • make digital health services a mainstream part of the NHS, so that in 5 years, patients in England will be able to access a digital GP offer 

George Eustice, local MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle said, "I welcome the launch of the Government's 10-year plan which provides more detail on how we will deliver on our promises to increase funding for the NHS.

Locally across Cornwall we are fortunate to have a number of excellent hospitals delivering high quality care to those who need it most. From St Michael's Hospital, which is already a national leader in breast surgery, to Camborne and Redruth Hospital which has a number of specialisms including stroke and prosthetics, residents have access to some of the best care possible. But we need to keep improving services to ensure that patients get the best standard of care possible, that is why the 10-year plan is so vital."

Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care said, "The NHS long term plan, backed by a historic commitment of an extra £20.5 billion a year from taxpayers, marks an important moment not just for the health service but for the lives of millions of patients and hardworking NHS staff across the country.

Whether it’s treating ever more people in their communities, using the latest technology to tackle preventable diseases, or giving every baby the very best start in life, this government has given the NHS the multi-billion-pound investment needed to nurture and safeguard our nation’s health service for generations to come."