Monday, 14 January 2019

Campaign reply - 10 Year Plan for the NHS

I have recently been contacted by constituents about the 10 year plan for the NHS that was announced on 7 January.

I welcome the recent launch of the 10-year plan for the NHS, which provides more detail of how we will deliver on our promises to increase funding for the NHS. This includes measures to prevent 150,000 heart attacks, strokes and dementia cases, and better access to mental health services for adults and children.

This Government has already put real terms increases of funding into Cornwall’s NHS and we have seen tangible outcomes from this, including the construction of the inpatient mental health facility for young people which is due to open this year.

As ever I will be working with my Cornish MP colleagues to do everything we can to ensure that Cornwall benefits from this national strategy in the years to come.

Improving outcomes for patients is not just about putting more money in, it is important we also spend it in the right way and I welcome the focus of this plan in helping people to be healthier as well as improving treatments.