National health leaders have published a Long Term Plan (LTP) “to make the NHS fit for the future”.

The LTP has been drawn up by people who know the NHS the best, including frontline health and care staff, patient groups and other experts. Thousands of submissions from individuals and groups representing the interests of 3.5m people were also used to develop the plan. 

A summary 

NHS England published its plan, with a summary, setting out key points you’re likely to see and hear about over coming months and years, as regional NHS organisations work with partners to deliver the improvements in services across England. 

You can read the summary here.

The full plan is available here.

What happens next

Local Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) will work with other local NHS organisations, local councils and other partners to develop strategies which reflect the plan for their area.

The LTP aligns well with local plans already being developed In Derbyshire through the work of Joined Up Care Derbyshire, and will help us build on progress we’re making to improve services, the health and wellbeing of communities and get the best value from taxpayers’ money.

Over the next few months members of the public, patients, NHS staff and other stakeholders will have the chance to help shape what the NHS Long Term Plan means for Derbyshire. 

We’ll make sure views of patients and public are heard – particularly people with specific needs or concerns. To help with this, we’ll be working with our local HealthWatch groups.

By April 2019 we’ll publish our 2019/20 plan for Derbyshire and by autumn 2019 we’ll publish our five-year plan for the county. Both of these will include the ambitions set out in the Long Term Plan.

You can read more about this work as we’ll continue to update these pages with our latest information.  To hear the latest about national developments visit