Monday, 6 January 2014

Day 85: Planning the Plan

Shortly before Christmas guidance was published by NHS England on developing five year plans for 2014/15 – 2018/19.  Also, late in 2013, further information was published about the Better Care Fund to support integration between health and social care over the next five years.  In plain English this means that the NHS and local councils will both put in money to reduce duplication and to provide services better together.  I met with executive colleagues today to talk through our NHS contribution to this fund and how we will work through all the guidance to develop plans for the next five years.