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NHS Long Term Plan ‘guarantees’ shifting resources from hospitals to community

'Historic' publication promises to reshape health service around the ‘changing needs of patients’
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'Historic' publication promises to reshape health service around the ‘changing needs of patients’

At 134 pages long, and setting out a vision for the next ten years, The NHS Long Term Plan covers a lot of ground.

From embracing digital technologies to setting out the future of care for everything from learning disabilities and cancer to mental health, it pulls together the wide spectrum of NHS services in a way that has not been done since 2000, when The NHS Plan: A Plan for Investment, a Plan for Reform was published.

Prime minister Theresa May hailed the long-awaited launch of the plan a historic moment for the health service in England, promising it would reshape it

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