Long Term Plan Implementation Framework

Following the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, NHS England and NHS Improvement committed to publishing an implementation framework, setting out further detail on how it would be delivered.

Local systems are working hard to develop their five-year strategic plans. These plans will clearly describe the population needs and case for change in each area, then propose practical actions that the system will take to deliver the commitments set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

The Implementation Framework summarises these commitments alongside further information to help local system leaders refine their planning and prioritisation. This includes detail about where additional funding will be made available to support specific commitments and where activity will be paid for or commissioned nationally.

It is intended as an operational document to support health and care systems with their planning, developed and tested with many of the stakeholders involved in developing the Long Term Plan.

We have engaged with stakeholders, including the NHS Assembly and partners from Local Government Association, NHS Providers, the NHS Confederation, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, government and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations. We also funded Healthwatch England to support integrated care systems and sustainability and transformation partnerships to engage with their communities and patients groups via their local Healthwatch.