HSJ, in association with KPMG, have asked key NHS players to give their opinion on the NHS Five Year Forward View and just how achievable they think Simon Stevens’ vision is

Simon Stevens

It’s the ‘first time the NHS has set a clear direction’, says Simon Stevens

The NHS Five Year Forward View, published in October, sets out an ambitious future for the NHS.

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens said it marked the “first time ever the NHS itself has set out a clear sense of direction for how services need to evolve and improve”.

HSJ, in association with KPMG, asked seven prominent health service commentators to analyse the document and give their prediction on what the future holds.

Here’s what they have to say on the health service’s future vision…