NHS England and NHS Improvement work together as a single organisation to better support the NHS to deliver improved care for patients.
As local health systems work more closely together, the same is happening at a national level, and we have designed our single operating model to support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan.
Local health systems are supported by our seven integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage. They make decisions about how best to support and assure performance in their region, as well as supporting system transformation and the development of sustainability and transformation partnerships and integrated care systems (ICS).
Our approach to delivering the NHS Long Term Plan balances national direction with local autonomy to secure the best outcomes for patients. Local implementation is led by the clinicians and leaders who are directly accountable for patient care and making efficient use of public money. This ensures local health systems have the ability and accountability for shaping how the Plan is implemented.
While the pandemic has inevitably impacted some delivery trajectories, we remain determined to deliver the ambitions for improvements in care, treatment and population health set out in the Plan. We also strive to keep up the momentum on recovering services and addressing care backlogs, continuing to recover and transform services.
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