The must read stories on the next steps for the 5YFV and the Naylor review

What the 5YFV did next

NHS England has published Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View, setting out what the original forward view has achieved since 2015 and the NHS’s priorities for the next two years. Here’s what you need to know about the most important NHS policy document of the year:

Naylor’s challenge

The Next Steps plan wasn’t the only major policy document released on Friday. Sir Robert Naylor’s review into NHS property and estates also dropped.

The former UCLH chief executive concluded that increase of at least £10bn in capital funding is required to deliver proposals in STPs and make NHS facilities fit for purpose – and this was based on a “conservative estimate of backlog maintenance at £5bn”.

However, the review also says the NHS can raise nearly £6bn itself by having a more “commercial approach” to selling land and buildings.