Recently I went to an event in Newmarket. It was about 10 year plan for the NHS. In the plan they have set out the top priorities. They are: Cancer, Cardiovascular and Respiratory, Learning Disability and Autism & Mental Health.
It is currently under consultation and planning which is why there had been many events in England. I found the meeting interesting and productive and it’s seems that NHS are recognising that Autism is a separate condition.
As an Learning Disability Advisor I was able to advise on what should be done and that we are going to be more involved and help and co-produce the plan. The plan will be running in 2019.
The guide is intended to help stimulate ideas on three key themes – life stage, clinical priorities and enablers of improvement.
It highlights some of the key challenges and some questions that NHS England would encourage you to answer through their online feedback form: https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/developing-the-long-term-plan-for-the-nhs/consultation/subpage.2018-08-22.7670550315/
You can provide responses for every topic, or just the ones that are important to you or the group you work with feedback needs to be submitted by Thursday 30th September 2018.
NHS England ask that you fully complete the first page of the survey so that they know who they have heard from. If you have any questions, please email Long Term Plan Engagement Team: firstname.lastname@example.org