NHS England’s business plan for 2016/17 carries forwards many of the main themes from the previous year, based broadly on the agenda of the Five Year Forward View. The grand themes are:
- Improving health: closing the health and wellbeing gap.
- Transforming care: closing the care and quality gap.
- Controlling costs and enabling change: closing the finance and efficiency gap.
Section headings in this document comprise:
Improving Health: Closing the Health and Wellbeing Gap
- Improving the quality of care and access to cancer treatment.
- Upgrading the quality of care and access to mental health and dementia services.
- Transforming care for people with learning disabilities.
- Tackling obesity and preventing diabetes.
Transforming Care: Closing the Care and Quality Gap
- Strengthening primary care services.
- Re-designing urgent and emergency care services.
- Spotlight on improving access to healthcare.
- Providing timely access to high quality elective care.
- Spotlight on maternity.
- Ensuring high quality and affordable specialised care.
- Transforming commissioning.
- New care models.
- Personalisation and choice.
- Spotlight on integrating health and care.
- Spotlight on devolution.
- Commissioning development.
Controlling Costs and Enabling Change: Closing the Finance and Efficiency Gap
- Delivering value and financial sustainability through a step change in efficiency.
- Developing leading edge science and innovation.
- Patients and the public.
- Transforming care through harnessing information and technology.
- Developing the capability and infrastructure for transformational change.
- Our people.
- Our funding.
NHS England publishes Business Plan 2016/17. London: NHS England, March 31st 2016.
This relates to:
Our 2016/17 Business Plan [NHS England Business Plan for 2016/17]. London: NHS England, March 31st 2016.
NHS Outcomes Framework for 2016-17: Unchanged
The NHS outcomes framework remains unchanged for 2016 to 2017.
NHS outcomes framework 2016 to 2017 at-a-glance. London: Department of Health, April 1st 2016.
Muddled and Confused NHS Structures? (PwC)
Complex and confusing organisational structures may impede efficiency and restrict the NHS’s ability to meet challenges.
NHS structures ‘complex and confused’. London: BBC Health News, November 3rd 2016.