NHS England have published their long-awaited 10 year plan for the NHS in England, including details of funding increases agreed by the governent.
In the plan there is a focus on greater preventative strategies aimed at reducing the need for hospital admissions, and reducing health inequalities.
There are some pledges within the plan that are of particular interest to the housing sector and the housing with care sector.
Chapter 1 of the plan is titled “We will boost ‘out-of-hospital’ care, and finally dissolve the historic divide between primary and community health services.” and promises to provide more support for hospital discharges, guaranteed NHS support for people living in care homes, and expansions for community health teams, in order to ensure that patients receive “properly joined-up care in the optimal care setting.”
Other pledges in the plan include increases to funding for specialist mental health services for rough sleepers, the development of a new Healthy New Towns standard for developers, and greater integration between social care and health services.
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