Steve Double MP welcomes launch of NHS Long Term Plan

Steve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell and Newquay, has welcomed today’s launch of the NHS Long Term Plan, a 10-year plan laying out how the NHS will enable people to live healthier longer lives, and how we will get the most out of the additional £20.5 billion in real terms being injected into the NHS over the next five years.

The plan focuses on building an NHS fit for the future by:

  • enabling everyone to get the best start in life
  • helping communities to live well
  • helping people to age well

The plan has been developed in partnership with frontline health and care staff, patients and their families. It will improve outcomes for major diseases, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease and dementia.

Commenting, Steve said:

“I welcome today’s launch of the 10-year plan, which provides more detail of how we will deliver on our promises to increase funding for the NHS. This includes measures to prevent 150,000 heart attacks, strokes and dementia cases, and better access to mental health services for adults and children.”

“This Government has already put real terms increases of funding into Cornwall’s NHS and we have seen tangible outcomes from this, including the construction of the inpatient mental health facility for young people which is due to open this year.”

“As ever I will be working with my Cornish MP colleagues to do everything we can to ensure that Cornwall benefits from this national strategy in the years to come.”

“Improving outcomes for patients is not just about putting more money in, it is important we also spend it in the right way and I welcome the focus of this plan in helping people to be healthier as well as improving treatments.”

Commenting, Health Secretary Matt Hancock MP said:

 “The NHS long term plan, backed by a historic commitment of an extra £20.5 billion a year from taxpayers, marks an important moment not just for the health service but for the lives of millions of patients and hardworking NHS staff across the country.”

“Whether it’s treating ever more people in their communities, using the latest technology to tackle preventable diseases, or giving every baby the very best start in life, this government has given the NHS the multi-billion-pound investment needed to nurture and safeguard our nation’s health service for generations to come.”

The plan can be found via the below link: