The NHS Five Year Forward View

In 2014, NHS England published a 5 year forward thinking report on what measures need to take place to maintain quality health care, develop new models of care and prevent ill health.

With an emphasis on more integrated care closer to home in local communities, there was surprisingly little on the role housing. However, getting closer to prevention, providing more health and rehabilitation services, and delivering care needs that meet patient outcomes, were outlined in the report and provided an opportunity for housing and housing related services to facilitate the move to closer at home care and support.

In March 2017, NHS England published a follow up report, Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward Review, which captures progress made over the last three years and the challenges now facing local acute and primary health services and remedies it plans to take.