NHS planning guidance 2017–2019: The key points


22 / 09 / 2016

In a move to help local organisations to plan more strategically, NHS England and NHS Improvement have published the NHS planning guidance three months earlier than normal and cemented a two-year approach to planning and contracting services.

Launched on 22 September, the guidance will be underpinned by a two-year tariff and two-year NHS Standard Contract.

It provides an update on the national priorities for 2017/18 and 2018/19 – distilled into nine ‘must dos’ –  and details the longer term financial challenges for local systems.

To support members with making sense of the 23-page document, we have compiled a quick guide of the main points. 

This resource is for NHS Confederation members only. Please log in to access the briefing.

If you experience any difficulties accessing the document, please email websupport@nhsconfed.org

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