NHS staffing crisis could harm plan to save half a million lives

NHS leaders are to outline a future in which genomics, cutting-edge surgery and artificial intelligence help save hundreds of thousands more lives and every area of care is improved in return for the government’s major funding boost for the service.

On Monday, Theresa May and Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England, will publish the service’s long-awaited long-term plan, which will pledge to transform the help it provides everyone from premature babies to the growing number of older people over the next 10 years.

The document will set out detailed plans to dramatically reduce the number of people dying from big killers such as cancer, heart attacks and strokes. It will explain how the NHS will spend the extra funding May announced last year to mark its 70th birthday, which will increase its budget in England from £115bn to £135bn by 2023-24.

Full Story: The Guardian, 7th January 2019