HSJ’s comprehensive full coverage of the important changes proposed in the NHS long-term plan,which was published today. 

Prime minister Theresa May and NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens launched the plan this lunchtime.

Health systems are now “asked to produce local plans for implementing the commitments set out in the long-term plan”. The plans stated these “will build on their existing plans and set out proposals for how they will deliver the outcomes set out in the long-term plan”.

It is understood that government wants the NHS to develop detailed implementation plans, including delivery milestones, by the spring. The plan itself said: “Local implementation plans will then be brought together in a detailed national implementation programme in the autumn.”

HSJ’s coverage in full: