February 2020 budget representation

For the NHS to realise the ambitions of the NHS long term plan (LTP), meet rising and changing demand and continue to support the government’s ambitions of a prosperous society, it will require appropriate, and additional, investment. The forthcoming comprehensive spending review will provide a welcome opportunity to review the medium term needs of the health and care sector and to debate the funding required to meet public need and expectations of the health service.

In this representation we set out the pressing issues that require urgent attention and resolution within the budget for 2020/21 in order to meet the ambitions of the LTP: