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Are we prepared to ‘re-slice the revenue cake’ to pay for it

PM, David Cameron, used his first major speech since the election to set out his vision for a modern NHS that will work for patients 7 days a week.  The government will prioritise patient access to all services – from GP access to hospital care – backing NHS England’s plan for modernising the NHS.

Investment into the NHS will increase by £8bn a year by the end of the Parliament to support the transformation of services across the country, including an increase in the number of GPs, faster access to new drugs & treatments and a greater focus on mental health and healthy living.

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10DS:  7-day a week NHS – (10DS:  PM on plans for a 7-day NHS)

NHS England:  London GP mental health scheme helps hundreds, skills up primary care staff & saves thousands

NHS England:  Simon Stevens call for bold action to make NHS fit for the future

Over 55m patients in England can now book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions & access summary information in their medical record online

CAB :  Almost £400m a year spent on GPs doing non-health work

CQC:  Survey finds most patients are positive about their hospital care, but many still experience delays when they leave

ScotGov:  A&E improvement plan launches

NHS England: 7-day services

Reducing visits to A&E

The Guardian:  UK voters are being sold a lie. There is no need to cut public services

Who/what is to blame for A&E staffing problems; ‘cruel cuts by Westminster’ or SNP financial mismanagement

Hospitals are too expensive for anything but specialist ‘non-mobile’ treatment

Kings Fund:  Workforce shortages endanger delivery of the NHS five year forward view

NHS enters 2015/16 facing biggest challenges in recent history, warns The King’s Fund

‘Hidden army’ could help tackle cold home deaths & illnesses, says NICE

ScotGov:  Sustainable 24/7 NHS Update

Helping people avoid early death – NICE publishes new support for local government on tackling the causes of poor health

Kings Fund - Public satisfaction with the NHS at second highest level ever, shows research for latest British Social Attitudes survey

Review of out-of-hours primary care

Scotland’s NHS – beyond 2020

When it’s your own care it gets very personal

Kings Fund: Independent commission proposes radical reshaping of health & social care around need