10 year plan must be developed in partnership with frontline trusts

18 July 2018

 

Responding to Simon Stevens’ comments in Health Service Journal, the deputy chief executive of NHS Providers, Saffron Cordery, said:

“There is real merit in the ideas for priorities that Simon Stevens has set out.

“He is right to highlight the importance of prevention and health inequalities, though making this happen this will require proper engagement right across government.

“It is important that these ideas are shared as a basis for discussion rather than a pre-determined agenda.

It is important that these ideas are shared as a basis for discussion rather than a pre-determined agenda.

Saffron Cordery    

“We all want to achieve the best possible plan that can be delivered for patients.

“This must be done in partnership with frontline trusts and patients to ensure the health  service can meet its commitments and therefore give the plan its support and backing.” 

“Our recent report showed the scale of the challenge facing the NHS simply to fill the finance and performance gaps that have opened up in recent years.

It is right that we discuss and debate these priorities, but we must be careful not to raise unrealistic expectations.

Saffron Cordery    

“Transforming care will also require additional investment, as will the commitments to focus on key clinical priorities.

“It is right that we discuss and debate these priorities, but we must be careful not to raise unrealistic expectations”

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