Robert Welcomes NHS Long-Term Plan

Yesterday, the Government launched the NHS 'Long-Term Plan', a 10-year plan - developed and driven forward by clinicians, patients and medical experts - explaining what the health service will do to enable people to live healthier lives for longer, and how it will get the most out of the additional £20.5 billion in real terms funding being injected into the NHS over the next five years.

Speaking after the Health Secretary's statement to the House of Commons, Robert said: "I am delighted that at the heart of the plan is the principle that prevention is better than cure, with the biggest increases in funding going to primary and community care. In rural areas like West Oxfordshire this is all the more important, and we can see in our area the success of 'community hubs' in providing high-quality out-of-hospital care closer to home.

"In the coming months local health bosses will work with communities to shape local service plans, setting out how the NHS Long-Term Plan vision will be delivered across the country. I look forward to feeding into this process on behalf of constituents to ensure this plan delivers the services West Oxfordshire needs in the years ahead.

You can learn more about the NHS Long-Term Plan here: www.longtermplan.nhs.uk/