NHS England has released an account of how the NHS budget for the next five years is to be allocated, including the additional £8.4 billion real terms NHS funding growth agreed by the Government. This is an account of funding for a wide range of planned service improvements, with due consideration for achieving future financial sustainability in NHS service provision.
“Spending on GPs and primary medical care services will grow in real terms at a higher rate than for other health services, with an extra 4%-5.4% cash funding every year for five years”.
NHS leaders set out new long-term approach for sustainability and transformation. [Online]: NHS England, December 22nd 2015.
NHS England allocates £560 billion of NHS funding to deliver NHS Five Year Forward View. [Online]: NHS England, December 17th 2015.
This relates to:
Delivering the Forward View: NHS shared planning guidance for 2016/17 to 2020/21. London: Monitor; NHS England; NHS Trust Development Authority; Care Quality Commission; Health Education England; National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and Public Health England, December 22nd 2015.
The main document:
Delivering the Forward View: NHS planning guidance 2016/17 – 2020/21. London: NHS England; NHS Improvement (Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority); Care Quality Commission (CQC); Health Education England (HEE); National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Public Health England (PHE), December 22nd 2015.
Baumann, P. (2015). Allocation of resources to NHS England and the commissioning sector for 2016/17 to 2020/21. London: NHS England, December 17th 2015.
An Independent Take?
Some humorous, but characteristically astute, observations on possible unspoken “elephants in the room”:
Patterson, J. (2016). Time to release your elephants. London [Online]: NHSNetworks, January 7th 2016.
Sustainability and Transformation Leaders Confirmed
NHS England has announced the health and care leaders who are to be responsible for working on Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) within 44 local STP footprints. The STP footprints are those geographic areas in which leaders will develop their integrated plans for improving local health, care and financial sustainability over the next five years, to deliver aims of the NHS Five Year Forward View.
Sustainability and Transformation leaders confirmed. London: NHS England, March 30th 2016.