NHS long term plan

July 7, 2023

NHS workforce plan’s message on neuro unclear

On Friday, NHS England published its long awaited ‘NHS Workforce Plan’. This is the first time the government has asked the NHS to come up with a comprehensive workforce plan, labelled a “once-in-a-generation opportunity to put staffing on a sustainable footing and improve patient care”. Train, retain and reform The Plan sets out three key […]
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May 17, 2023

Major Conditions Strategy call for evidence a missed opportunity to Back the 1 in 6

Today (Wednesday 17th May) the Government has launched a six-week call for evidence on the Major Conditions Strategy. Despite more than 40 organisations calling for a wider range of neurological conditions to be covered in the strategy, the call for evidence focuses on just a few condition areas. We are yet to receive a response to […]
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April 5, 2023

Autonomy and accountability in Integrated Care Systems: unpacking the Hewitt Review and Health & Social Care Select Committee report

In November 2022 the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, announced a review into the oversight of governance of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) chaired by former Secretary of State for Health and current Chair of Norfolk and Waveney ICS, Patricia Hewitt. The findings of the review were published yesterday (04/04/2023) and are available in full here. The Health […]
January 25, 2023

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care publishes plans for Major Conditions Strategy

Yesterday the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care published a Written Ministerial Statement on plans for a Major Conditions Strategy in England. We welcome the emphasis placed on person-centred care, recognition of the need for services to work together to deliver positive outcomes, and the focus on mental health and ending health disparities.  […]
October 17, 2022

Mini budget update: new Chancellor reverses many measures

In a statement today (Monday, 17 October 2022), Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt announced that the Government will no longer be proceeding with many of the tax cuts previously planned. A planned cut to income tax to 19% in April 2023 will no longer go ahead, with income tax remaining at 20% for now. […]
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February 10, 2022

What does the Elective Recovery Plan mean for people with neurological conditions?

This week, NHS England and NHS Improvement published their blueprint for tackling the backlog of elective care and reducing waiting times. This week also saw publication of NHS waiting times data for December 2021. Neurosurgery saw 51,195 people waiting for an appointment, 7% (3,584) of whom had been waiting for more than a year. In […]