NHS Plan

NHS Plan

A radical action plan published by the Secretary of State for Health in 2000, which delineated the UK government’s health priorities for the next 10 years, which included:
• Modernising the NHS;
• Increasing staff, including consultants, GPs, nurses, midwives, therapists, and other NHS staff and doctors in training, by increasing the number of medical school places. The plan included proposals to reform the senior house officer (SHO) grade and introduce the Postgraduate Medical Education Training Board (PMETB);
• Adding more beds;
• Improving the quality of the catering;
• Cleaning the wards;
• Updating IT;
• Introduciing new services;
• Shortening waiting times for health services;
• Moving healthcare closer to people’s homes;
• Implementing a coherent Cancer Plan based on the recommendations of the Calman Hine Report.
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The two-day pledge is a key plank of the Government's NHS Plan and Ministers have set a target of 2004 for it being met.
But NHS chief Sir Nigel Crisp dismissed the report, saying: "The NHS Plan is well on track.
He said: "We were given money from the government for the operations as part of the NHS plan to extend cardiothoracic services and it is not coming from our budget.
A recent government report, called Modernising NHS Dentistry - Implementing the NHS Plan, made it a priority to improve access and quality of NHS dentistry.
The Government has pledged to provide an extra 20,000 nurses by 2004 as part of the NHS Plan published in July.
There is a long way to go, but the health service is on course to deliver the NHS Plan.
Ministers hope the three-year scheme will ensure that the Government meets the targets for increasing staff numbers set out in the NHS plan.
A judicial review could force the Government to reconsider its decision and throws another part of its much-heralded NHS plan into controversy.
The Tories' seven-day NHS plan, as the Government aims to reduce health service costs by PS22billion, has infuriated doctors, who say it will mean pay cuts.
Hume added: "Our responsible NHS plan would enable us to do three big things.
It is reminded that recent amendments to the original NHS plan sidelined the HIO -- originally the scheme's administrators -- and transferred ownership of implementation and administration to the health ministry.
Overweight doctors and nurses will take part in weight loss competitions under an NHS plan to tackle obesity, reports the Sun newspaper.