NHS England announced a ten year plan on 7th January 2019.
What will patients get out of the NHS Long Term Plan?
The NHS has written a Long Term Plan so it can be fit for the future and is based on the experiences of patients and staff. Watch this video (click this link to view) to find out what some of those involved in developing the Long Term Plan think about it.
Primary Care Networks
The number and scope
of primary care (GP Practices) as a whole makes patient partnership and
citizen involvement fundamental in so many ways. The resources to enable this
can be hard to muster for individual practices beyond patient participation
groups (often called PPGs,
which vary a lot from surgery to surgery). Part of the rationale beyond
networks is to benefit from economies of scale of a 30,000 – 50,000 population.
Those benefits should extend to resourcing patient partnership and citizen
involvement. It would be good if the emerging Primary Care Networks take
early initiatives to engage with their PPGs. Click this link for the Factsheets for Primary Care