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What the planning guidance means for mental health services

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The document, published on Thursday (22 September), reflects a 'significantly streamlined' planning and contracting round. It explains how the process has changed to support sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) and the ‘financial reset’ issued in July. It also sets out nine 'must do' national priorities and additional measures to help the NHS deliver the Five Year Forward View.

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Planning guidance moves NHS towards two-year planning and contracting approach

First ever September-issued planning guidance prescribes two-year planning and contracting approach as national NHS 'streamlines' planning process.

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Economically speaking: Redefining the agency relationship | Paul Healy

21 / 9 / 2016 12.30am

Redefining the role of patients in the NHS could have a substantial impact on improving the health service's sustainability, says Paul Healy.

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