Briefing: NHS Planning Guidance
The NHS in England has published new guidance saying that local organisations involved in planning and providing health and care services in England must prepare a five year plan which sets out how they will improve quality of services, address funding challenges, and improve the health and wellbeing of people living in their area.
National Voices has produced a short member briefing covering key information about the NHS Planning Guidance.
The guidance says that local organisations should engage patients, service users, carers and the public in developing these plans. They should also engage voluntary and community groups.
National Voices has created a template letter for member organisations to contact their local Clinical Commissioning Group requesting to be involved in the planning process.